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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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Farragut in photos

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Due to my running (and associated unwillingness to stop often), my available pool for this trip is smaller than usual. I’d like to think that, as a result, the photos are of a higher – or at least more amusing … Continue reading

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Farragut: Brooklyn’s Oreo cookie

In my last post, I discussed why sightseeing while running doesn’t work so well if you’re taking pictures. A good picture requires you to stand still, and stop-and-go is awful for a runner. (When you don’t have a camera, running … Continue reading

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