Photo via Brooklyn Visual Heritage [http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org/tercentenary-parade-folder-iii-2]A very different kind of parade took place in 1936, and had quite the long parade route. It also serves as a good reminder that Brooklyn is part of Long Island, too. This Long Island History parade started in Downtown
Add this to the list of buildings going up on and around Fulton Street [/16/work-starts-at-535-classon-resumes-at-1035-fulton-following-stop-work-order-new-renderings-more-nearby/] –development firm Orange Management [http://www.orangemgmt.com] has filed permits to begin work on a 78 ft high, seven floor condo building at 502 Waverly Avenue (at Fulton Street), according to New York
What makes a neighborhood? People, pets and the stories that make up our days. But we also have our buildings, the places where we work, play, eat, sleep, learn and live. Throughout Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, you will find everything from colonial brownstones to housing projects to luxury apartments:
A bonfire on Fulton Street under the elevated train melts snow after the Great Blizzard of 1888. (Photo by Adrian Vanderveer Martense, courtesy The Brooklyn Historical Society ["http://www.brooklynhistory.org/])This week’s #ThrowbackThursday photograph shows a bonfire lit to melt snow drifts after the Great Blizzard of 1888,
The beloved, old Penn Station. Source: Shorpy. Click to see a larger versionThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has let us know that trains and buses will operate on holiday schedules from Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1, in order to accommodate “the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend.” [Ed.
Bensonhurst Park in 1905 (Photo courtesy of lplocharski via ebay.com)We came across this incredible image of Bensonhurst Park taken 108 years ago in 1905. The image, plastered on a postcard, is up for auction on eBay [http://www.ebay.com/itm/1905-PHOTO-POSTCARD-BENSONHURST-PARK-BENSONHURST-LONG-ISLAND-NY-UNUSED-/380693470865?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=
While Superstorm Sandy hit everyone in Southern Brooklyn hard, perhaps no one was hit harder than low-income renters in Coney Island and Brighton Beach, according to a report [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/coney-island-brighton-beach-residents-asked-sandy-nabes-article-1.1281341] published by the New York Daily News. Residents in Coney and Brighton filed more
Clemente's crabs (Courtesy of fmk via Flickr)Clemente’s Maryland Crabhouse (3939 Emmons Avenue), a rising star in Sheepshead Bay’s gastronomy scene, is gearing up for its first expansion. Known for their $29.95 all-you-can-eat crabs, the owners are fresh off the heels of a November renovation and are