Tag Archives: Prospect Park

Photo of the Week: Pining for Warm Weather

In the last Photo of the Week blog post, one of my colleagues wished for a “healthy, normal dumping of snow,” and she certainly got her wish! I visited Prospect Park last Friday afternoon and watched people sledding and enjoying … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Maypole Dancing on Long Meadow

Despite the dreary weather yesterday, it is finally May!  I encourage all to remember the past weekend with the dazzling sunshine.  We too will be able to leap happily around Prospect Park day after endless summer day very soon just … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – January 2013

This month’s featured map shows a plan for the Parade Ground, laid out just south of Prospect Park.   Parade grounds served a significant purpose in the 19th century by providing large expanses of land where the military could conduct … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Skiing in Prospect Park

I am drawn to the photograph above for two reasons: I am writing from my perch in the gallery level of the Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library where I can see a section of Clinton Street from my window. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: A Man and His Dog

Lucille Fornasieri-Gold donated ninety-three color and black and white photographs to Brooklyn Historical Society in 2008, including this one of a man and his dog on a bench in Prospect Park. Lucille Fornasieri-Gold was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in … Continue reading

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