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Running Brooklyn: Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park, Industry City

Come on, Keith, I hear you say. Why won’t you just visit Prospect Heights? When I have to go far afield, to a place like Spring Creek or Bath Beach, it’s a big affair. I set aside time. I scout. I map a route, … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: the “Original Pizza Loop”

I was in no mood to tackle any of my usual running routes yesterday: loops of Prospect Park; over and back across the East River; along the Brooklyn waterfront and the Navy Yard. My goal of 12 miles afforded me some … Continue reading

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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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Flatlands in photos

This gallery contains 33 photos.

More questions than answers in this week’s gallery: Who died on June 6, 1966, and why couldn’t he afford his own tombstone? How do you get a front yard that big in Brooklyn? Who is Yung Menace?

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Flatlands: a walk easy on the legs

I had a nice week off from my responsibilities to The Weekly Nabe. I spent it in the Bay Area for a wedding and some sight-seeing. Unfortunately, my schedule meant I would have to visit Flatlands on Thursday, the same … 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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