With 2012 drawing to a close, I took a few moments to reflect on the year before looking forward to what 2013 might bring. Here’s my list of favorite edibles from neighborhood visits, both official and otherwise, over the past … Continue reading
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Tagged Ba Xuyên, Bed-Stuy, Bismillash Restaurant, Brooklyn, Bushwick, City Line, Dough, East New York, Flatlands, food, Georgetown, Golden Apache, Hurricane Sandy, Il Porto, J&V Pizzeria, Jimmy's Famous Heros, Mapleton, Mrs. Maxwell's Party Cakes, Navy Yard, Original Pizza, Saraghina, Sheepshead Bay, Sunset Park, SWallabout, Ted & Honey, Tompkins Park North, Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, Yun Nan Flavour Snack Inc.
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Most of the pictures in East New York were taken on or near Blake Avenue. Highlight of this portion: kids in Halloween costumes trick-or-treating on Liberty Avenue in City Line. Recaps of previous trips: East New York, City Line Click here for … Continue reading
“The highway is planned essentially as a business road. It would provide for quick transportation of Long Island farm products into the heart of the city.” – Automobile Club of America on the proposed Conduit Highway, 1921 It would also … Continue reading
Broadway Junction might qualify as a neighborhood, but it’s little more than a messy subway-station complex. Still, there are some interesting sights. Continue reading
Posted in Visit recaps
Tagged BMT Canarsie Line, BMT Jamaica Line, Broadway Junction, Brooklyn, Cypress Hills, East New York, Fulton Street Elevated, Highland Park, IND Fulton Street Line, Long Island Rail Road, opened fire hydrants, subway porn?, Week 20 - Broadway Junction
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To keep my recap to a reasonable size, I had to cut out a lot of photos. No need to fear – they have a home now. Enjoy! Many of these sites were identified with the help of The East New … Continue reading
A long walk around John Pitkin’s dream-come-true – nearly two centuries later. Continue reading
East New York was founded by John R. Pitkin in 1835. Although he was soon bankrupted in the Panic of 1837, his dream of a thriving community would eventually come to fruition. Continue reading
Posted in History
Tagged American Revolution, Battle of Brooklyn, bayonets, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridegrooms, Brooklyn Dodgers, East New York, Eastern Park, Germans, John R. Pitkin, Johnny Ray Youngblood, Murder Inc., Nehemiah, New Lots, Week 18 - East New York, white flight