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Photo of the Week: Nathan’s

Nathan’s Famous has stood at the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn for 100 years. Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker and his wife Ida Handwerker opened the hot dog stand in 1916. A New York … Continue reading

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Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs now open to the public!

The papers of Everett and Evelyn Ortner, which date from 1873 to 2012 and consist of over 50 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, organizational records, correspondence, posters, films, and digital files, are now open to researchers at Brooklyn Historical Society. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Joe’s Restaurant

Joe’s Restaurant, located at 330 Fulton Street, was a Brooklyn Heights fixture for nearly 50 years. Joe Sartori and Joseph Balzarini opened their first restaurant in Coney Island.  Due to its popularity and success, they opened the Fulton Street restaurant … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Fire on Montague Street

The photo of the week depicts the damages from a fire that took place on Montague Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in the spring of 1974. In a New York Times article published the day after the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Majestic Theater Follow-up

After we posted this image of the Majestic Theater, taken in 1968, and described it’s  transformation into today’s BAM Harvey Theater, we heard another story behind the historic Brooklyn landmark. We contacted Shay Wafer, Executive Director at 651 Arts, to … Continue reading

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