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Our Streets, Our Stories

Our Streets Our Stories (OSOS) is an ongoing oral history project housed in the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) Services for Older Adults within the Department of Outreach Services. We seek to explore the Brooklyn that is and the Brooklyn that was, from the words of the community that lives here.

The project aims to actively collect a broad range of stories from our diverse neighborhoods in the form of audio interviews so that future generations may better understand the history of this great borough.

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Brooklyn COVID-19 Stories

COVID-19 Stories

Brooklyn COVID-19 Stories is a collection of oral histories submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes interviews from a wide variety of community members about how coronavirus and New York City's shutdown has impacted their lives.

Read more about how to share your COVID-19 story.

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