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The Wyckoff House – an ancient treasure

The Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House in East Flatbush wears many laurels. It’s the oldest structure in New York State on its original foundation (c. 1652). It’s the only building in the city surviving from Dutch rule (1625-1664). It was the … Continue reading

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Growing up in Paerdegat Basin – a personal account

This post is by Harley Nemzer, a reader who grew up in southeastern Brooklyn in the 1950s and 1960s. I asked him to put together a piece after he added some information to my research on the Jamaica Bay Project, … Continue reading

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The Weekly Nabe turns one – a belated post

Can you believe I forgot my blog’s birthday? I thought it was today. I’m such a bad person. I started The Weekly Nabe one year and one week ago. I kicked it off with the announcement of my intention to … Continue reading

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Canarsie in photos

This gallery contains 28 photos.

Here are some images I couldn’t work into the summary of my visit to Canarsie.

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By way of Canarsie

Now that you know how I got to Canarsie, let’s talk about my visit to the nabe itself. The first thing I learned about Canarsie: it’s big.

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Bonus post: Riding the L from end to end

Canarsie is at the eastern terminus of the L train (officially known as the BMT Canarsie Line), so to get there yesterday I decided to ride the length of the L. This became the second line on the MTA I’ve … Continue reading

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From resort nights to white flight: a brief history of Canarsie

Canarsie has long been the butt of jokes, from the archaic term “by way of Canarsie”, meaning in a roundabout manner, to The Three Stooges and The Honeymooners. Its storied history as a resort has been overshadowed by the actions … Continue reading

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