Tag Archives: bicycling

The Brooklyn Cycling Tradition

May is Bike Month, so I would be remiss not to devote my latest blog post to the history of cycling in Brooklyn.  Luckily, the bulk of the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel are from the 1890s, which just so … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Ladies Cycling, ca. 1915

From the desk of Julie May, Photo Archivist: For the past couple years, I have commandeered a May blog post or Photo of the Week to exhibit my love of bicycles – both as an activity and as an interesting … Continue reading

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Bicycling in Brooklyn

As you may know, it’s bike month in the U.S. and Brooklyn cyclists and our streets tend to be big participants.  Once again, I’d like to highlight more of the photographs from our historic collection that depict the bikes of … Continue reading

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Got cycling photos?

  One of the artworks from the current group exhibit at BHS, Brooklyn Utopias, moves beyond the museum walls. Eric Corriel’s “A History of Cycling in Brooklyn,” an interactive public art installation explores the history of bicycle culture in Brooklyn from … Continue reading

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Bicycling in Brooklyn!

Perhaps others have also noticed that Spring is brewing in Brooklyn.  With last weekend’s record highs, bicycles and their cyclists came out in force all over the borough.  I was one of these people churning over the Williamsburg Bridge on … Continue reading

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