Our Streets, Our Stories: Oral History

Our Streets, Our Stories: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Oral History Project

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Williamsburg residents hoisting the three ton giglio at the annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 1989. 

Our Streets, Our Stories is an ongoing oral history project that records our neighbors' stories about Brooklyn's neighborhoods.

Our aim is to actively collect a broad range of stories from our diverse neighborhoods so that future generations may better understand the history of this great borough. You do not have to come to a formal training to become an interviewer or interviewee. Simply call Brian Hasbrouck at 718.230.2008 to find out how to participate.

This project is currently located at the Leonard, Flatbush, Clinton Hill, and New Lots Libraries. If you are from a different Brooklyn neighborhood or are unable to get to one of these branches, you can call 718.230.2008 to arrange to be interviewed.


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This program is sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services, which has been established with the generous support of The Charles H. Revson Foundation.