Tag Archives: Brooklyn Past & Present

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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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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Photo of the Week: The Brooklyn Postal Service

I selected today’s image for purely aesthetic reasons. I love the color of this print. I love the long, whimsical, almost Alice-in-Wonderland hanging glass lamps with equally long pull ropes hanging from each one. I also love the perfectly tailored … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Bathing in Brooklyn

Free public pools for summer swimming and splashing are one of the pleasures of life in Brooklyn today, but perhaps not for Brooklynites living a century ago. I was at first confused, and then horrified when I realized that the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: A Day at Coney Island

Whether you are going for the beach, or the hot dogs, or the rides, spending at least one summer day at Coney Island has a long tradition. I visited Coney Island about a month ago to enjoy the amusements, much … Continue reading

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