What is Brooklyn?

Brooklyn is... a place, a history, an experience, a way of thinking. What captures Brooklyn for you?

Brooklyn Public Library’s the Center for Brooklyn History invites you to add your voice to the answer.

Use the form below to share a word, memory or impression, or upload a photo that captures your Brooklyn! Your contributions will be incorporated into our new exhibition, Brooklyn is...

Upload a photo or share a memory that captures your Brooklyn...
One file only.
8 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tif.
What image helps capture Brooklyn to you? Share a photo and it will be projected on the wall within the exhibit. Maximum of 1 file per submission. Allowed file types: gif, jpg, png, tif. Maximum file size: 15mb. Be sure to click upload.
Tell us about your photo (who, where, what, when?) or share a word, memory or impression of Brooklyn…

By submitting these photographs and text to the Center for Brooklyn History (the “Images” and “Text” collectively the “Material”), I agree to allow Brooklyn Public Library to use the Material in the exhibition BROOKLYN IS…, as well as to promote the exhibition and the Brooklyn Public Library, including posting the Material on its website and on third-party websites such as YouTube. I understand that I will not be paid for my submission or BPL’s use of my image. I authorize and grant a perpetual, non-exclusive and worldwide license to Brooklyn Public Library to use my name and any biographical information that I provide for promotional purposes. I expressly release Brooklyn Public Library (including its Trustees, officers, agents and employees) and its licensees and assigns from any privacy, defamation or other claims I may have arising out of their use of the Material, and I waive all monetary claims I may have in connection with their use of the Images. I understand that materials submitted may also be considered to be added to the archives and digital collections at the Center for Brooklyn History under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.