Tag Archives: Erie Basin

The great Brooklyn explosion of 1956

Twenty-six minutes after the fire began, a “harmless” explosive left 10 dead, injured 247, and caused $10,000,000 in property damage. Continue reading

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Red Hook in photos

This gallery contains 35 photos.

Thanks to Forgotten New York for helping me to identify many of the sights in this gallery, particularly the giant red “R”. (I love the line “anyone who uses the word ‘nabes’ should be locked in a room with rabid opossums”; … Continue reading

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Red Hook … with a real camera!

My trip to Crown Heights North boiled over my frustration with my iPhone camera, so when I got home, I asked my friend Brooke if I could borrow her Canon. For some reason or another, she said yes. Maybe she … Continue reading

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FAQ: the history of Red Hook

Frequently-asked questions – and some detailed answers – on the history of Red Hook. Continue reading

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