Tag Archives: Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Documentaries

To help celebrate their one year anniversary DocumentaryStorm, a New York City-based website for documentary lovers, hand picked and organized a selection of documentaries focusing on Brooklyn and its community. BHS is proud to share this selection of documentaries with you. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Fireworks Display

This photograph is by Bernard Gotfryd, who immigrated to New York after surviving the Holocaust. His photographs became widely known while working as a staff photographer for Newsweek. The above image shows a dramatic fireworks display over the Brooklyn Bridge … Continue reading

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Racing across Brooklyn

In honor of the Brooklyn Half Marathon, we’ve uploaded a portion of a film from the BHS collections, entitled Walking Race: Heel and Toe Artists Hoof it to Coney Island. It shows a group of men race walking across the … Continue reading

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High Iron

Last December, the Landmark Preservation Commission proposed to designate a section of Downtown Brooklyn as the “Borough Hall Skyscraper District.” The buildings in the district, described here, were mostly built between 1901 and 1927, when Brooklyn was believed to have … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bridge Saves Engagement Ring

Good Brooklyn story on MSNBC: While proposing to his ladyfriend, Gina Pellicani, on the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge, Don Walling dropped the engagement ring and it fell through the wooden slats to the roadway below!  He recovered the … Continue reading

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