Monthly Archives: December 2012

Photo of the Week: Holiday Carolers

The children pictured above are carolers from PS 9, located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, singing around a piano and office desk in the Williamsburgh Savings Bank building in 1956. Some of our staff members have recently joined the ranks of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Fulton Ferry Landing

This week’s post comes from our CHART intern, Twila Rios, who is currently digitizing and cataloging the DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront photographs and slides by Joseph Maraio. What a difference a few decades make.  This is a picture of a new … Continue reading

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Progress on Documenting Sandy, from the Director of Library and Archives

The history of Brooklyn contains many stories of resilience and reinvention and Hurricane Sandy adds another chapter to that account. Brooklyn has come out in force to help this recovery and Brooklyn Historical Society is committed to doing its part … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy Chanukkah Hanukkah Channuka?

Happy Chanukkah* Brooklyn!  Wednesday, December 12 is the fourth day and the fifth night of Chanukkah.  So, gamble away your chocolate gelt over a crazy game of dreidl, catch a glimpse of the bike-drawn menorah in Williamsburg, Oattend any number … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – December 2012

This month’s featured map is a reproduction of Hooker’s Map of the Village of Brooklyn in the Year 1827. The reproduction was made in 1861 for Brooklyn reporter Henry McCloskey’s Manual of the Corporation. Hooker’s map is one of the … Continue reading

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