Center for Brooklyn History

Center for Brooklyn History Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is now the Center for Brooklyn History at Brooklyn Public Library. By combining these institutions, the Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) becomes the most expansive collection of Brooklyn history in the world.
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The Center will democratize access to Brooklyn’s history and be dedicated to expanding and diversifying representation of the history of the borough by unifying resources and expertise, and broadening reach and impact throughout Brooklyn and beyond.

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04/19/2021
Jewish Brooklyn: Identity

Rooted in both continuity and change, being on the outside and inside, the new and the old, Brooklyn Jewish identity spirals back to the Diaspora and forward to the digital. Bruce Feiler, author of seven New York Times bestsellers and one of the country’s preeminent writers about religion, moderates this conversation with former New York Times reporter Joseph Berger, author of "The Pious Ones: The World of Hasidism and Their Battles with America”; Brooklyn born-and-raised Yiddish performer Eleanor Reissa; and Rabbi Matt Green of Congregation Beth Elohim, named one of Jewish Week’s 2020 “36 Under 36” young Jewish leaders. A selection of highlights from the Center for Brooklyn History’s Brooklyn Jewish History Collection presented by Outreach Archivist Ariane Loeb sets the stage!

This is the next program in our series exploring the history and lived experience of Jews in Brooklyn. This time we look at identity. Visit bklynlib.org/CBH-Talks if you missed our first program on the culture of Jewish food.

Special thanks to The David Berg Foundation for their generous support of CBH’s Brooklyn Jewish Life Collection Project.

We're so pleased to announce that the Muslims In Brooklyn oral history project is a finalist for the @museweb 2021 GLAMi...
04/19/2021

We're so pleased to announce that the Muslims In Brooklyn oral history project is a finalist for the @museweb 2021 GLAMi Awards! Congrats to our partners and participants on this amazing honor.

We're so pleased to announce that the Muslims In Brooklyn oral history project is a finalist for the @museweb 2021 GLAMi Awards! Congrats to our partners and participants on this amazing honor.

It's Fashion Friday! Singer Judy Gershwin is serving up some big hair and big shoulder pads in this 1948 studio portrait...
04/16/2021

It's Fashion Friday! Singer Judy Gershwin is serving up some big hair and big shoulder pads in this 1948 studio portrait.
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PORT_0409, 1948, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

It's Fashion Friday! Singer Judy Gershwin is serving up some big hair and big shoulder pads in this 1948 studio portrait.
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PORT_0409, 1948, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

04/15/2021
A Helluva Four Decades: Tom Dyja and Meg Wolitzer on NY, NY, NY

If our daily news tells the “first rough draft of history,” Thomas Dyja writes the next in his new book New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation. A look at the Big Apple from 1980 to today, it triggers memories for those who were there, and opens the eyes of those who were not. Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, Bloomberg, de Blasio. CBGB, NYPD, stop and frisk, flatten the curve. Dyja was there, and so was novelist Meg Wolitzer. These two friends and eye-witnesses discuss NYC’s ever-morphing soul as it stands on the precipice of change yet again.

We are proud to partner with Brooklyn's own Community Bookstore in presenting this event. To learn more about Dyja’s new book, “NY, NY, NY,” and to order your copy today, click here:
https://www.communitybookstore.net/newyork-newyork

Brooklyn Resists windows at 370J! Co-produced programs with @370jprojnyu, @NYUOGI and @nyu_ipk on the history of aboliti...
04/15/2021

Brooklyn Resists windows at 370J! Co-produced programs with @370jprojnyu, @NYUOGI and @nyu_ipk on the history of abolition and protest in Brooklyn. Our next program is on April 29th at 6PM with: @jamifloyd, Jeanne Theoharis, @JumaaneWilliams & Brian Purnell. Click the link in our bio to register!

Brooklyn Resists windows at 370J! Co-produced programs with @370jprojnyu, @NYUOGI and @nyu_ipk on the history of abolition and protest in Brooklyn. Our next program is on April 29th at 6PM with: @jamifloyd, Jeanne Theoharis, @JumaaneWilliams & Brian Purnell. Click the link in our bio to register!

Join #ThomasDyja & #MegWolitzer for a look at the #BigApple from 1980 to the present. RSVP for tomorrow's talk here!
04/14/2021
CBH Talks: A Helluva Four Decades: Tom Dyja and Meg Wolitzer on NY, NY, NY

Join #ThomasDyja & #MegWolitzer for a look at the #BigApple from 1980 to the present. RSVP for tomorrow's talk here!

If our daily news tells the “first rough draft of history,” Thomas Dyja writes the next in his new book New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation. A look at the Big Apple from 1980 to today, it triggers memories for those who were there, and opens the eyes...

On April 26th the Center for Brooklyn History is partnering with Rank The Vote NYC to host an information session on Ran...
04/14/2021

On April 26th the Center for Brooklyn History is partnering with Rank The Vote NYC to host an information session on Ranked Choice Voting in NYC. The presentation will provide an overview of RCV, FAQs, and how to fill out an RCV ballot. Click the link in our bio to register!

On April 26th the Center for Brooklyn History is partnering with Rank The Vote NYC to host an information session on Ranked Choice Voting in NYC. The presentation will provide an overview of RCV, FAQs, and how to fill out an RCV ballot. Click the link in our bio to register!

04/13/2021
Survival Guides for an Uncertain Future: Kevin Roose and Ethan Zuckerman Envision What Will Be

If the speed that the world is changing makes you want to crawl into a cave, if you fret over the impact of technology, the fracturing of democratic institutions, the future of humanity, then Kevin Roose and Ethan Zuckerman have ideas you want to hear. Roose, technology columnist for The New York Times, has a vision for surviving our ever-accelerating technology onslaught with our jobs—and souls—intact, as articulated in his latest book "Futureproof". Zuckerman, professor of public policy, information and communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, presents a roadmap for transformative, positive social change and civic engagement in his book "Mistrust". These two big thinkers on the future compare notes, exchange theories, and question each other about what’s to come.

We are proud to partner with Brooklyn's own Community Bookstore in presenting this event. To learn more from Roose and Zuckerman, and to purchase your copy of their books “Futureproof” and “Mistrust,” click here.
https://www.communitybookstore.net/futureproof-mistrust

Today's Photo of the Week is a cyanotype created by New York City photographer Julius Wilcox. This photo is an interior ...
04/13/2021

Today's Photo of the Week is a cyanotype created by New York City photographer Julius Wilcox. This photo is an interior view of the Central Presbyterian Church, also known as the Tabernacle on Marcy and Jefferson Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, photographed in 1892. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Wilcox and the cyanotype process.
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WILC_0085, 1892, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library

Today's Photo of the Week is a cyanotype created by New York City photographer Julius Wilcox. This photo is an interior view of the Central Presbyterian Church, also known as the Tabernacle on Marcy and Jefferson Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, photographed in 1892. Click the link in our bio to learn more about Wilcox and the cyanotype process.
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WILC_0085, 1892, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library

Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim friends and neighbors, who will celebrate the beginning of the holy month tonight at sundo...
04/12/2021

Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim friends and neighbors, who will celebrate the beginning of the holy month tonight at sundown. This afternoon we invite you to explore Muslims in Brooklyn, an oral history project that seeks to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities. Click the link in our bio to get started!
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Courtesy of Moslem Mosque, Inc. archives, c1934.

Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim friends and neighbors, who will celebrate the beginning of the holy month tonight at sundown. This afternoon we invite you to explore Muslims in Brooklyn, an oral history project that seeks to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities. Click the link in our bio to get started!
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Courtesy of Moslem Mosque, Inc. archives, c1934.

It's Fashion Friday! Virginia Estelle Burton sat for this portrait in 1890, but those baby bangs and outfit wouldn't loo...
04/09/2021

It's Fashion Friday! Virginia Estelle Burton sat for this portrait in 1890, but those baby bangs and outfit wouldn't look out of place in 2021 Bushwick.
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V1981.283.32 a,b, 1890, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

It's Fashion Friday! Virginia Estelle Burton sat for this portrait in 1890, but those baby bangs and outfit wouldn't look out of place in 2021 Bushwick.
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V1981.283.32 a,b, 1890, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

What is the true origin story of @BKLYNlibrary? Did it all begin in New Utrecht? Brooklyn Heights? Bedford-Stuyvesant? H...
04/08/2021

What is the true origin story of @BKLYNlibrary? Did it all begin in New Utrecht? Brooklyn Heights? Bedford-Stuyvesant? How much do you know about the history of our branches? Click the link in our bio to check out our newest @urbanarchiveny story for the answers to all this and more.

What is the true origin story of @BKLYNlibrary? Did it all begin in New Utrecht? Brooklyn Heights? Bedford-Stuyvesant? How much do you know about the history of our branches? Click the link in our bio to check out our newest @urbanarchiveny story for the answers to all this and more.

The Center for Brooklyn History's new website is live! Search our collections, learn about upcoming programs, visit onli...
04/07/2021

The Center for Brooklyn History's new website is live! Search our collections, learn about upcoming programs, visit online exhibits, and learn more about your local history archive by visiting us at our new home: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/center-for-brooklyn-history

The Center for Brooklyn History's new website is live! Search our collections, learn about upcoming programs, visit online exhibits, and learn more about your local history archive by visiting us at our new home: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/center-for-brooklyn-history

Kevin Roose has a vision for surviving our ever-accelerating technology onslaught with our jobs—& souls—intact, as artic...
04/05/2021
CBH Talks: Survival Guides for an Uncertain Future: Kevin Roose and Ethan Zuckerman Envision What Will Be

Kevin Roose has a vision for surviving our ever-accelerating technology onslaught with our jobs—& souls—intact, as articulated in his latest book #Futureproof.

Join Roose & author Ethan Zuckerman on 4/13 for a virtual book talk. RSVP today!

If the speed that the world is changing makes you want to crawl into a cave, if you fret over the impact of technology, the fracturing of democratic institutions, the future of humanity, then Kevin Roose and Ethan Zuckerman have ideas you want to hear. Roose, technology columnist for The New York Ti...

It's National Library Week! Pictured above are the modest beginnings of the Brooklyn Public Library's first branch. The ...
04/05/2021

It's National Library Week! Pictured above are the modest beginnings of the Brooklyn Public Library's first branch. The Bedford branch was converted in 1905 from the one-room, 1843 schoolhouse.
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BPL_0182, 1913, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

It's National Library Week! Pictured above are the modest beginnings of the Brooklyn Public Library's first branch. The Bedford branch was converted in 1905 from the one-room, 1843 schoolhouse.
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BPL_0182, 1913, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

Happy Easter from the Center for Brooklyn History! 🐰 ...Brooklyn Daily Eagle photographs, SWEL_0356, 1951, Center for Br...
04/04/2021

Happy Easter from the Center for Brooklyn History! 🐰
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle photographs, SWEL_0356, 1951, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

Happy Easter from the Center for Brooklyn History! 🐰
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle photographs, SWEL_0356, 1951, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

It's Fashion Friday! Pop your En Vogue cassette in the tape player and swipe for a trip down memory lane with the Canars...
04/02/2021

It's Fashion Friday! Pop your En Vogue cassette in the tape player and swipe for a trip down memory lane with the Canarsie High School class of 1990.

Happy April Fool's Day from the Center for Brooklyn History. This Brooklyn Daily Eagle article warns that persons with a...
04/01/2021

Happy April Fool's Day from the Center for Brooklyn History. This Brooklyn Daily Eagle article warns that persons with a misinformed sense of humor may "place banana peels on your front doorstep, drop squashy tomatoes down on you from B.M.T. elevated platforms, and accuse you of the Rothstein murder." Good luck out there today!
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 30, 1930, Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Public Library.

03/31/2021
Book Talk: Glenn Frankel and Charles Kaiser on “Shooting Midnight Cowboy”

The only X-***ed film in history to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, Director John Schlesinger’s 1969 classic Midnight Cowboy portrays two unforgettable characters: Joe Buck and Ratso Rizzo, brought to life by Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. The third character is New York City itself on the cusp of a churning new sexual culture, embodied by Times Square where pent-up and marginalized sexuality found expression amidst changing norms. Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Glenn Frankel’s new book, Shooting Midnight Cowboy, contextualizes the film within the stories of gay liberation and the cruising culture of Times Square. As novelist Edmund White says, “There was no ‘gay pride’ back then. There was only gay fear and gay isolation and gay distrust and gay self-hatred.” Join Frankel in conversation with Charles Kaiser, author of The Gay Metropolis, for this look at the people, the times, and the cultural significance of a film released just one month before the Stonewall Riots.

For the last day of Women's History Month we're sharing some scans from the Ina Clausen Collection. In the late 1960s Cl...
03/31/2021

For the last day of Women's History Month we're sharing some scans from the Ina Clausen Collection. In the late 1960s Clausen co-founded a women's collective print shop at 573 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, where she designed and printed materials for several local activist groups. Up From Under was a Feminist journal that focused on working women. Click the link in our bio for the collection guide.

Today's Photo of the Week looks back at Game 1 of the 1947 World Series. Brooklyn's own Dodgers faced off against the Ne...
03/30/2021

Today's Photo of the Week looks back at Game 1 of the 1947 World Series. Brooklyn's own Dodgers faced off against the New York Yankees in front of 73,365 fans. Click the link in our bio for more!
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DODG_0002, 1947; Brooklyn Daily Eagle Photographs, Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History

Kevin Roose has a vision for surviving our ever-accelerating technology onslaught with our jobs—& souls—intact, as artic...
03/29/2021
CBH Talks: Survival Guides for a Hopeful Future

Kevin Roose has a vision for surviving our ever-accelerating technology onslaught with our jobs—& souls—intact, as articulated in his latest book #Futureproof.

Join our book talk with Roose & Ethan Zuckerman on 4/13. Register today!

If the speed that the world is changing makes you want to crawl into a cave, if you fret over the impact of technology, the fracturing of democratic institutions, the future of humanity, then Kevin Roose and Ethan Zuckerman have ideas you want to hear. Roose, technology columnist for The New York Ti...

The Brooklyn Jewish History Project is a community scanning and oral history repository, to document the history, lives ...
03/29/2021

The Brooklyn Jewish History Project is a community scanning and oral history repository, to document the history, lives and experiences of Jewish people in Brooklyn. The collection, largely spanning the twentieth century to the present, is comprised of digitized oral histories, photographs, personal items and documents donated by Brooklyn residents reflecting their life and Jewish identity, as well as related web content. Swipe for examples or click the link in our bio to explore the collection.
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BJHP_0254, between 1940 and 1949, donated by Charles Rudoy.
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BJHP_0077, c1910, donated anonymously.
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BJHP_0275, 1942, donated by Annette Hidary and Jennifer Abadi.
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BJHP_0081, c1917, donated anonymously.

Join us today at 3PM to celebrate the students and teachers who have poured their hearts into New York City History Day....
03/26/2021

Join us today at 3PM to celebrate the students and teachers who have poured their hearts into New York City History Day. Amidst an extraordinary school year, we’ll recognize the effort and determination that has gone into completing history research projects. We'll also announce winners of this year’s New York City History Day contest, whose projects will have the opportunity to advance to the New York State History Day contest. Click the link in our bio to join!

03/25/2021
What Signs Say Part Two: Nostalgia and Activism on the Streets

The second of this two-part series, moderated by Untapped New York founder Michelle Young, looks at how our streetscapes carry us forward and backwards, through activism and nostalgia.

Young leads this discussion with linguist Shonna Trinch and cultural anthropologist Edward Snajdr, who co-authored the book What the Signs Say: Language, Gentrification, and Place-Making in Brooklyn; artist Hank Willis Thomas whose work touches upon themes of identity, history, and popular culture; Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul; and artist Neil Goldberg whose videos, photography, mixed media, and performance work reflect embodiment mortality, and the everyday. Together they will look at streetscapes, signage and public art, as they speak to messages of class and race, the power of words shown publicly, and marketing to upward mobility.

This program is presented in partnership with John Jay College, CUNY.

03/25/2021
News 12

Check out this News 12 story on the "Women That Shaped Brooklyn," which includes collection highlights from the Center for Brooklyn History and an interview with one of our archivists.

Tonight is the fourth meeting of the Flatbush African Burial Ground Remembrance and Redevelopment Task Force. This meeti...
03/24/2021

Tonight is the fourth meeting of the Flatbush African Burial Ground Remembrance and Redevelopment Task Force. This meeting is being live streamed and is open to the public. We hope to see you there!

03/23/2021
Brooklyn Resists, Act One: Suffrage, Abolition, and the Untold Stories of Black Women Leaders

In the summer of 2020 protesters flooded the streets of Brooklyn in response to the brutal police killing of George Floyd, led by local activists who organized nightly marches throughout the borough. These leaders follow in the footsteps of centuries of Black activists in Brooklyn.

This three-part series looks at the long history of Black-led protest in Brooklyn. Act One shines a spotlight on both well-known and lesser known Black women leaders who fought for gender and racial equity during the decades surrounding the Civil War. From suffragists and abolitionists Maritcha Reymond Lyons, Elizabeth A. Gloucester, Susan Smith McKinney Steward, and Sarah Garnet, to anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells, experts and historians highlight the often hidden stories of women who effected change. Jami Floyd, Senior Editor for Race & Justice Unit at New York Public Radio and the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom, moderates this conversation with historian Prithi Kanakamedala, curator of the exhibition Brooklyn Abolitionists: In Pursuit of Freedom at the former Brooklyn Historical Society, Michelle Duster, Ida B. Wells’ great-granddaughter and author of the new book Ida B. The Queen, and Kerri Greenidge, Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University where she is Interim Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

This is the first of three programs presented by the Center for Brooklyn History and New York University’s Brooklyn-based 370JProject, in partnership with NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI), the Center for Black Visual Culture and the Institute for Public Knowledge.

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128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY
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Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall. A,C,F to Jay St/Borough Hall. R to Court St. Bus: North – South: B 38, B52, B25, B26, B41 to Montague/Court Street. East – West: B 67, B65 to Jay Street. From Manhattan: B51 City Hall to Court St/Cadman Plaza (Weekday Service Only)

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My name is Rob Cain. I am looking for the family on Vincenzo Attanasio who lived in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1930s. Mr. Attanasio was a harpist and originally came from Sorrento, Italy. I am well aware that this is over 90 years ago, but his family (I hope) is still in the Brooklyn New York area. If you know of anyone with that name could you send them my email? [email protected] [email protected] I am hoping his family could tell me about their great(?) great-great (?) uncle?. This is a matter of historical significance.
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AUTHOR AND JOB COACH NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE MONEY TO HELP UNEMPLOYED & HOMELESS NYC DONATE : $1 - $100 We set out on December 26 2020 to raise funds for Unemployed Homeless People. To give them an opportunity to put theirs lives back in order. The money will go to Job Search Books and Job Search Consultation. FUND RAISER NAME : LIFT UNEMPLOYED & HOMELLESS NYC GOAL : $25,000 PLEASE DONATE : $1 - $100 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR : $ 500 THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE YOU'VE SHARED. WE WILL REACH OUR GOAL. REMEMBER: CONTNUE TO BE BLESSED AS WE CONTINUE TO BLESS OTHERS. BLESSSINGS!!!! https://www.facebook.com/donate/924574044980985/
Zappa's Rock Concert/ Dance Club, 3501- 3521 Quentin Road & East 36th Street, Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY was a legendary club. The clubs run was from April 1979 to August 1983. Major artists, huge local band scene, groundbreaking music videos and just the hippest scene took place. Major artists that performed at Zappa's included Madonna, Bon Jovi, R.E.M., Ramones, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Smithereens, Waitresses, Edgar Winter, Dead Boys, Bongos, Fleshtones, The Shirts, The Laughing Dogs, Gary U.S. Bonds, dB's, Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers, Wayne/ Jayne County, The Fast, The Rockats, Pig Bag, Alex Chilton, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, Dictators, John Cale, Wayne Kramer, Revillos, Raybeats, Bush Tetras, Bebe Buell, Jools Holland of Squeeze, Riot, Twisted Sister, Tiny Tim, & Martha Reeves And The Vandellas. Local Band Favorites included Dune, The Boyfriends, MroZinski, Brass Trax, Fandango, Alive N Kickin, V***n, Equinox, The Doctors, XDavis, The Hoi Polloi, Bonnie Parker Band, Moonbeam, Mantus, Kazak, Orpheus, Ozone, The Penetrators, Two Way Street, Rousers, Fault Line, Styccato, Alliance, First Offence, The Colors, The Scruffs, Buddy Love, The Brats/ The Secrets, Ignatz, Original Sin, Hot Shot, Fall Out, Dagger, Marauder & Black Lace. https://www.facebook.com/groups/zappasreunion/
Does anyone know the family of one Vincenzo Attanasio who lived in Brooklyn in 1931? At the time he was 62 years old and a harpist. He came from Sorrento Italy. He was acquainted with the Baroness a de Benneval, and the famous painter Warren Sheppard. Please help. Do you have a family in your area named Attanasio? Did they live on Brooklyn Street between the 30s and 60s? A grandson, daughter, or great cousin might be able to answer my question. This is a bit of REAL Brooklyn history that needs to be answered. If you do, or at least know of a family with that name please respond to [email protected].
100 years ago today, the Brooklyn Dodgers play a game that defies superlatives at
Please add your upcoming events. Tonight’s conversation with the Ms Foundation was amazing.
Love your site and maps. Thanks! How would I find the oldest images of Windsor Terrace?
Here's an historical documentary about Brooklyn native, Minor C. Keith, whom B.C. Forbes designated as on of 50 "Men Who Are Making America" in 1917. He virtually created the Banana Industry, and co-founder the United Fruit Company.
Thank you for your presentation on John Roebling. It was a good compensation for having to hunker down at home due to the pandemic.