Tag Archives: Flatlands

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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The best things I ate in 2012

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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Flatlands in photos

This gallery contains 33 photos.

More questions than answers in this week’s gallery: Who died on June 6, 1966, and why couldn’t he afford his own tombstone? How do you get a front yard that big in Brooklyn? Who is Yung Menace?

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Flatlands: a walk easy on the legs

I had a nice week off from my responsibilities to The Weekly Nabe. I spent it in the Bay Area for a wedding and some sight-seeing. Unfortunately, my schedule meant I would have to visit Flatlands on Thursday, the same … Continue reading

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Flatlands: the birthplace of Kings County

Flatlands was the first town to be founded in Kings County, in 1636 – ten full years before Breuckelen. Some of its historic buildings and sites are still around today. Continue reading

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Week eleven: Flatlands

As a engagement present of sorts, I asked my friend Katie to pick my eleventh subject.

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