Tag Archives: Navy Yard

A walk about Wallabout

I went to the Wallabout area twice this week: on Thursday to visit the museum at BLDG 92, and on Sunday to walk around the neighborhood and to take the guided tour of the Navy Yard. Most of the old … Continue reading

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The hell afloat: the atrocity of the HMS Jersey

Somebody asked me last night what my favorite discovery has been so far. My immediate answer (and I stand by it today) was the horrible story of the HMS¬†Jersey and of the other prison-ships during the Revolutionary War. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Week seven: Navy Yard

I asked Gizella, one of my favorite mongers at Bklyn Larder, to pick my seventh nabe.

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Clinton Hill: suburban retreat

How Clinton Hill transformed from an upper-crust hideaway to a middle-class neighborhood – and why the architecture is so varied. Continue reading

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