Tag Archives: Brooklyn Past & Present

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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Photo of the Week: Shaved Ice and Summer in the City

For some people, the Fourth of July indicates the beginning of summer. For me, nothing announces the beginning of a long, sweaty summer in the city as clearly as the sudden appearance on every street corner of ice cream trucks … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: July Fourth

Apparently, most people are too busy on July 4th to bother with photographs. In the Brooklyn Historical Society collections, there are only four photographs from this date: two photographs of an afternoon spent in a field in 1893 by the … Continue reading

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