Tag Archives: Paerdegat Basin

Growing up in Paerdegat Basin – a personal account

This post is by Harley Nemzer, a reader who grew up in southeastern Brooklyn in the 1950s and 1960s. I asked him to put together a piece after he added some information to my research on the Jamaica Bay Project, … Continue reading

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The Weekly Nabe turns one – a belated post

Can you believe I forgot my blog’s birthday? I thought it was today. I’m such a bad person. I started The Weekly Nabe one year and one week ago. I kicked it off with the announcement of my intention to … 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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Paerdegat in photos

This gallery contains 20 photos.

I took nearly 100 photos during my trip to Paerdegat. Here are some more.

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The far side of the Basin

Good Friday was good, indeed – a perfect day for a walk around a new section of Brooklyn. I took the Q to Courtelyou Rd, then waited in Ditmas Park for 20 minutes for the B103. After a quick trip … Continue reading

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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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