Tag Archives: Downtown Brooklyn

“Hey Down in Front”

Last week they cut the ribbon on the new arena on Flatbush and Atlantic.  Phone booths around town have been promoting today’s opening date. I have tickets for the venue’s premiere college basketball two-header, featuring the Kentucky Wildcats v. the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Abraham & Straus Window Display

The end of November also marks the beginning of the holiday window displays in New York. This photograph captures an elaborate window display, which appears to be made entirely out of handkerchiefs, at Abraham & Straus department store. The ornate … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Flatbush Avenue Extension, ca. 1925

This photograph shows bustling Flatbush Avenue Extension from an elevated rail platform at Fulton Street and Nevins Street. One can see from this photo that transportation around Brooklyn became much easier in the first quarter of the 20th century, as … Continue reading

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FUREE Film Premiere

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), a Brooklyn-based, multi-racial organization announce the premiere screening of the documentary Some Place Like Home: The Fight Against Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn this coming December – tickets are on sale now.  Check … Continue reading

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