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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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Photo of the Week: Roller Skating

  ┬áRoller skating has experienced waves of popularity in New York City from its beginnings in the 1860s through the present day. In 1863, James Plimpton patented a new roller skate design that allowed for a smoother motion while skating, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Ice Delivery in the City

  We recently had our first taste of pleasantly warm spring weather. It was lovely, but it also means that in about a month we will be heading into the moist, syrupy heat of summer in the city. I love … Continue reading

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