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Comparing Brooklyn neighborhoods over time with Google’s Ngram Viewer

Using a cool Google tool to graph the mentions of Brooklyn neighborhoods over time. Continue reading

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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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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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Running Brooklyn: the “Original Pizza Loop”

I was in no mood to tackle any of my usual running routes yesterday: loops of Prospect Park; over and back across the East River; along the Brooklyn waterfront and the┬áNavy Yard. My goal of 12 miles afforded me some … Continue reading

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“Aqua Flatbush”: the Flatbush Water Works Company

Why is 69-year-old William Regan Sr. so happy about this pitcher of water?

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