Tag Archives: Clinton Hill

A brief history of some “bogus” Brooklyn neighborhood names

Harry Siegel bemoans all of the “new” Brooklyn neighborhood names. How recent are his examples? Not very, for the most part. Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn returns for the Marathon!

I’ll be giving another televised running tour of Brooklyn as part of the ING New York City Marathon festivities. What should I show? Continue reading

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Happy 194th birthday, Walt Whitman!

“You know I have a fancy for anything out of the ordinary.” – Walt Whitman Poet Walt Whitman, one of Kings County’s most famous literary residents, was born on May 31, 1819. His family came to the City of Brooklyn from … Continue reading

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The hell afloat: the atrocity of the HMS Jersey

Somebody asked me last night what my favorite discovery has been so far. My immediate answer (and I stand by it today) was the horrible story of the HMS Jersey and of the other prison-ships during the Revolutionary War. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Clinton Hill in photos

Photos from a visit to Clinton Hill during cherry blossom season. Continue reading

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Taking to The Hill

A walk amongst the historic buildings of Clinton Hill, with a trip to Pratt Institute. Continue reading

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Clinton Hill: suburban retreat

How Clinton Hill transformed from an upper-crust hideaway to a middle-class neighborhood – and why the architecture is so varied. Continue reading

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