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Another obscure 1950s Brooklyn explosion

Continuing the theme of “things that go boom”, I came across this Times headline from January 13, 1957 – just a month after the huge blast at Industry City.

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Bath Beach in photos

This gallery contains 28 photos.

The nice thing about this week’s gallery is it captures the ambient noise present in much of the neighborhood.

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What once was Mapleton

I visited Mapleton on Wednesday. The N was running along the BMT West End Line, so I took the first thing that came at Atlantic Av/Pacific St: the D. I got off at 62 St, which put me a few … Continue reading

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Mapleton and Washington Cemetery: a brief history

Thanks to the excellent staff and the seemingly endless amount of information available at the Brooklyn Collection, most of my research so far has been easy and straightforward. Unfortunately, as I was during my hunt for details on Harbour Village, … Continue reading

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