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Another obscure 1950s Brooklyn explosion

Continuing the theme of “things that go boom”, I came across this Times headline from January 13, 1957 – just a month after the huge blast at Industry City.

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A brief primer on sleeping in airports

While professional sports finally returned to Brooklyn earlier this month, odds are good airplanes won’t have a similar renaissance in our borough. Sure, Floyd Bennett Field, once in line to become a superairport, still stands largely intact along Jamaica Bay, … Continue reading

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Plumb Beach in photos

This gallery contains 18 photos.

I didn’t take an overwhelming number of pictures on my trip to Plumb Beach, Dead Horse Bay, and Breezy Point, so this week’s gallery is smaller than usual.

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Paerdegat Basin and the Jamaica Bay Project

“With its thirty-two square miles of surface, Jamaica Bay has room enough for the principal parts of the harbors of Liverpool, Antwerp, Hamburg, and Rotterdam.” – The┬áTimes, October 22, 1930 The story of Paerdegat (the neighborhood) is best told in … Continue reading

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