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Photo of the Week: Heard of the Raymond Street Jail?

I must admit, I was rather flummoxed when I came across this photograph because I had never heard of this jail before.  I also questioned whether it was a Brooklyn photograph since it seems rather like a medieval dungeon than … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

We’re getting ready for the 20th anniversary screening of Jungle Fever (1991) at BAM next Tuesday 11/15 7PM. People who haven’t seen the film an awhile remember that awesome Stevie Wonder song and that it was Halle Berry’s first film … Continue reading

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“We Live in Brooklyn, Baby”

Several weeks ago I attended the Roy Ayers concert at SummerStage (here’s the live performance) in Central Park. It was a gorgeous evening, with a crowd that probably represented six of the seven continents. When Ayers played Harry Whitaker‘s song, … 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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Memories of MetroTech

We were sad to learn that George Bugliarello, president emeritus of Polytechnic Institute of NYU, passed away last week.  BHS interviewed Dr. Bugliarello (1927-2011) in 2007 for the oral history archives.  The interview is available for listening in the Othmer … Continue reading

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