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Through, to, under, and around the Junction

Broadway Junction might qualify as a neighborhood, but it’s little more than a messy subway-station complex. Still, there are some interesting sights. Continue reading

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Weaving the Broadway Junction tapestry

If you like looking at old maps, or seeing how transportation options change over the years, this is the post for you. I spent several hours combing through the Historical Maps section of nycsubway.org, finding visual aids to complement what … Continue reading

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Cypress Hills in photos

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It’s your weekly installment of pictures to shamelessly click through! There are several historical buildings in here, so pay attention. There’s also a taxidermist.

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Zigzagging across the county line in Cypress Hills

If crossing between Brooklyn and Queens required a passport, I would have shown my papers many times on Saturday. The border cuts through Cypress Hills Cemetery and a school campus, both of which I intended to visit. Surprisingly, at no … Continue reading

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Highland Park: becoming part of the 10%

“While this park is the second in extent of territory owned by the city of Brooklyn, it is an open question whether one-tenth of our citizens would be able to locate it if asked to do so.” – Brooklyn Eagle, … Continue reading

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Seeing the fruits of restoration in Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy was too big for one trip, so I made two – including one on a Sunday morning. Continue reading

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