Monthly Archives: November 2012

Photo of the Week: A Sandy Plumb

Though I have lived in New York City for 12 years, it took me a while to realize that this city is not exclusively a dominant fortress of pavement and hi-rise buildings.  I knew as most others do about Coney … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Sunset Park Pays it Forward

While Hurricane Sandy’s gale forces downed trees and wreaked havoc on power and internet lines, the neighborhood did not see the extensive water damage that Red Hook, DUMBO, and the Rockaways did. Sunset Park locals and even one Upper West … Continue reading

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Teens Explore History & Innovation at the Navy Yard

Once again, I’m pleased to introduce a guest post by Fall Education Intern, Stephanie Krom.  Stephanie is a student in the NYU Archives and Public History MA program.  This semester in the Education Department, Stephanie has worked with K-12 students … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Red Hook beating Sandy back

Well, Red Hook was slammed by Hurricane Sandy.  There are several photographs on our Storify page documenting the high water line that submerged many businesses and homes along the waterfront.   As with Coney Island, the Rockaways, and Staten Island, … Continue reading

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Documenting Sandy, From the Director of Library & Archives

I moved back to Brooklyn in April to join the staff of the Brooklyn Historical Society as the Director of Library and Archives. Over the last few months, I have met many people with a stake in Brooklyn and the … Continue reading

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