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Highland Park in photos

This gallery contains 25 photos.

Happy Fourth of July! I spent a few minutes in contemplation at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument this morning. Hot dogs (whether one or sixty-eight), beer, and fireworks are fun, but let’s not forget those whose sacrifices made this celebration … 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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Highland Park: a reservoir ran through it

“It was considered part of one’s civic duty in 1860 to visit the Ridgewood Reservoir to see where Brooklyn’s wonderful water supply came from.” –1916 Brooklyn Eagle retrospective Brooklyn gets most of its water these days from the Catskills, and … Continue reading

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Week fifteen: Highland Park

My streak of eastern Brooklyn continues. June, one of the very helpful librarians at the Brooklyn Collection, made the pick. (Check out her recent post on homing pigeons.)

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