Fascinating Brooklyn stories from our local history archivists.

West Indian Immigration and Carnival: Coming to Brooklyn

In the summer of 2017, Brooklyn Connections was delighted to have two of our student alumni join us as interns. Over the course of seven weeks, these interns learned about archival research and chose a topic of their interest to dig into in the Brooklyn Collection. They assembled some of their findings, and we're excited to share them with you on the Brooklynology blog! This post is by Emilia Boothe.

The Kosciuszko Bridge and the Changing Face of Brooklyn

Bridges are icons, creating unforgettable outlines across beloved skylines. The Kosciuszko Bridge may not often have been deemed postcard worthy, but the show-stopping cable-stayed design of its replacement (opened in April 2017) is drawing nostalgia over the soon-to-be-removed historic span. Taking a closer look at the Kosciuszko Bridge – and the many bridges that have stood in the same location through centuries past – paints a picture of a changing neighborhood in a changing city.

"Let Me Make This Perfectly Clear...": Photo Retouching in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

HOLI_0365 Brooklyn Eagle photo collection, Brooklyn Collection.
"Hailing Brooklyn--Edwin B. Wilson, executive editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, takes part in the 'Hi, Jinx!' program broadcast from the Eagle office over NBC network as a tribute to Brooklyn." Image includes Jink Falkenberg and an unidentified man sitting in the right foreground.


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