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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Furman Street

From the desk of Julie May, Photo Archivist: The first noticeable and great thing about this photograph is the cars, I think. While the new Fiat is sweetly round and compact, I personally don’t think it compares to the curvy … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Columbia Heights

In 2007, real estate blog The Real Deal called Columbia Heights “Brooklyn’s most expensive street” because of the limited number of properties and the stunning views of Manhattan from buildings on the west side of the street. Columbia Heights has … Continue reading

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School days of Brooklyn’s past

The passing of Labor Day is always a sign that fall is near and school is back in session. All of the excited students—and the not-so-excited students—I’ve seen with backpacks and books this week got me thinking about school items … Continue reading

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An Unusual Suspect Visits BHS Library

When an American Airlines commercial shot at BHS a few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see Kevin Spacey walk into the library for the shoot, and I was floored when I saw Michel Gondry directing. I just found … Continue reading

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Women in Archives

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a conference at Columbia University called Archiving Women, “bringing together scholars and archivists to examine feminist practices in the archive”.  It was as interesting and interdisciplinary as one would expect, and it … Continue reading

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