Category Archives: Brooklyn Past & Present

Map of the Month–September 2014

For September’s map of the month, we’ll take one last nostalgic look at leisure pursuits in the “Colorgraph Map of New York,” published in 1954.  As the cover proclaims, it is a “souvenir picture map of New York with 380 … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bounty ’14: Mast Brothers Chocolate

In anticipation of Brooklyn Bounty, BHS’s premier fundraiser at 26 Bridge on October 22nd, we are profiling our participating restaurants and honorees of the Food & Heritage Awards. Below is a profile of Mast Brothers Chocolate, one of the delicious participants in our evening’s … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Walking with Eugene Armbruster

It’s shocking how fast July and August have slipped by, but at least the weather is still good. One of my favorite ways to enjoy both this weather and this city is to wander around with a camera. Based on … Continue reading

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Shop Talk with Brooklyn Makers: The Dynamic Duo of Boundless Brooklyn

Welcome to Shop Talk, our regular series highlighting some of the fantastic Brooklyn-made products (and their makers) available in the BHS Gift Shop, open daily from 12pm to 5pm! When it comes to handmade crafts, Brooklyn takes the gold medal. You … Continue reading

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The Great Trolley Strike of 1895 – Part 1

This is part one of a two part series on the Great Trolley Strike of 1895. Part two will be posted next Monday, September 1st. This is also the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s … Continue reading

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