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Weekend Events: Wallabout Walks, Free Citi Bike, Must See Movies And...

WINE TASTINGS: here’s a list of seven weekly options! Myrtle Avenue’s KIDS GUIDE also has great listings. Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR or by...

A Brief History Of Kings Highway

In many ways, Kings Highway is the mother to Brooklyn's major thoroughfares. The roadway is reputedly named after King George III — the British...

7 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Lived In Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill was the home of Dutch settlement and is the home of Pratt, but in the meantime it's played host to all manner...

Watch The Evolution Of The Historic Childs Restaurant In Charles Denson’s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F5vLECRZss This summer, for the first ever, music lovers will trek out to Coney Island to experience rock legends like Willie Nelson, Beach Boys and...

Rare Footage Of Loew’s Oriental Allows You To Explore The Lost...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCnunHvW0Lg&feature=youtu.be For much of the early 20th Century, opulent movie theaters dotted the borough of Brooklyn. We see can their ghosts every day on the streets, as we...

Facebook Group Celebrates One Year Documenting Local History

Ever wondered what the name of that grocery store was on Avenue U? Or tried to figure out the point of the "stairway to...

Facebook Group Celebrates One Year Documenting Local History

Ever wondered what the name of that grocery store was on Avenue U? Or tried to figure out the point of the "stairway to...

Flashback Friday: Prospect Park Becomes A Library

We all remember those beautiful Spring days in the school room begging our teachers to have class outside. Looks like these lucky students did...

The Legend Of General Nathaniel Woodhull, Who Died In New Utrecht...

"Say 'God save the King!'" barked Sir James Baird. "God save us all!" declared the captured American General Nathaniel Woodhull defiantly. "Say, 'God save the King!'"...

B&B Carousell Added To National Register of Historic Places

Coney Island's B&B Carousell has been officially added to the National Register of Historic Places, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday. The recognition allows the historic...

Fire At New Utrecht Reformed Church Sets Back Restoration Project

A fire that broke out behind New Utrecht Reformed Church (1827 84th Street) two weeks ago is just another setback for the historic structure, which has been...

Brooklyn To Bermuda: The Days Of Seafaring On Gravesend Bay

Gravesend Bay was once home to a vibrant, nationally known yacht racing club. During the summer months, yachts would attempt to out sail one another...

A Century Of Straphanger Stories From The Sea Beach Line

Much to the discontent of Bensonhurst and Gravesend commuters, the MTA has executed its plan to partially suspend northbound N train service for the...

How Our Street Names Were Almost Interesting: The History of Local...

Do you live on Hiawatha Avenue? Well, you almost did if you live on Avenue H. The street names of Brooklyn are mostly pretty direct...

Check Out Forgotten NY’s History Of Church Avenue

Ever wonder about the history of our neighborhood? Forgotten New York recently released a tour of Church Avenue highlighting the interesting history of one...