Tag Archives: Coney Island

The Fight of the (Nineteenth) Century

In the last decade of the 19th century boxing was one of the most popular sporting events in Brooklyn. Ironically, it was practically illegal in the State of the New York. Brooklynites, especially those who gravitated to the seedier sections … Continue reading

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Coney Island Aflame

This is the fifth in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. One of the greatest … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy Summer!

After a couple weeks of blazing hot sun and melting humidity, it seems appropriate to highlight one of the many photographs of Coney Island in our holdings. Just as there are endless things to look at while strolling down the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Can we say Spring has Sprung yet?

Here we have a photograph for photograph’s sake – the photographer snapped this photo for no other reason than his own enjoyment – and consequently, ours.  Amidst today’s beautiful weather I know I’m not the only one wishing it was … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Ruby’s Bar

A number of things in this photograph are compelling.  As a photographer, it’s the blinding light streaming in over Pasqualle’s head and the way it makes the shadows a contrasting comfort.  For the sports fans it must be the exciting … Continue reading

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