Author Archives: Kenyetta Dean

The Frank J. Trezza Brooklyn Navy Yard Collection

The origins of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (officially known as the New York Naval Shipyard) date back to1801, when the United States Navy acquired what had previously been a small, privately owned shipyard in order to construct naval vessels. By … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Eberhard Pencil Factory Workers

The Eberhard Faber Pencil Company is the oldest pencil manufacturing company in America. The company was founded by Eberhard Faber in 1861.  The factory was moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn after a disastrous fire at the Manhattan plant in 1872. The … Continue reading

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