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History Photo via Dianna D'Amico
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This week’s flashback photo has been sent in by neighbor Dianna D’Amico of her grandparents and great aunts and uncles, Vinny and Rita D’Amico, Tony and Ellen Maganelli, and Mary and Sal DeAngelo, who all lived in Park Slope. Dianna says, “The reason I have such a love for Brooklyn, and in particular Park Slope,…

Art & Music fort greene park
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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout. Check out…

History Photo by Lisanne
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The Church of the Redeemer on 4th Avenue and Pacific Street is scheduled to be demolished this fall according to a sign posted on a construction fence. The 149-year-old church, which was built in 1866, served a congregation of immigrants from the Caribbean and West Indies until the Long Island Episcopal Diocese decided to close it in 2010. The…

History Photo by Anders Goldfarb
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We love looking back at the neighborhood in years past. Here is a photo of 7th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets around 1978 during what appears to be a street fair. Check out all of the old shop signs! The image is part of the Brooklyn Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library and you…

History Brooklyn Lyceum angle
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Brooklyn Lyceum will officially become a gym, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, according to YIMBY. The gym will reportedly be operated by Blink Fitness. When the building was designated as an individual landmark in 1984, it was as “Public Bath No. 7.” However, in the 1930s, it was made into a…

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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Bensonhurst and its oceanside annex Bath Beach. Check…

History Photo by Beyond My Ken
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission has finally released a plan to deal with the backlog of properties, after the Commission withdrew their plan to remove 98 properties awaiting landmark status from their list — including St. Augustine’s Church on 6th Avenue, Green-Wood Cemetery and Lady Moody’s House in Gravesend — in December. The Commission will hold four special hearings this fall for…

History zig zag grills
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Demolition is coming soon to several local buildings, but neighbors can help preserve a bit of their past. As part of the expansion project at New York Methodist Hospital, 16 residential buildings will be demolished beginning within the next few weeks, with work on that process expected to continue for about seven months. And as…

History iron founders
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Much like sidewalk plates, another bit of history that can be found if you look down around the neighborhood are these iron signatures on the sides of buildings, like this one on 5th Avenue between Dean and Bergen. Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr…

History Photo by The Brooklyn Eagle, via Brooklyn Visual Heritage
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Today’s dreary weather has us daydreaming about spring in Prospect Park — the picnics, the lazing about, the dogs and children and frisbee tossing! To remind us all what’s just around the corner (we hope), we’ve gathered some great old photos from Brooklyn Visual Heritage. 1. Blossoms! Just remember your allergy meds, last year was…

History Photo by Beyond My Ken
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The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has withdrawn its controversial plan to remove 98 properties awaiting landmark status from their list, including St. Augustine’s Church on 6th Avenue, Green-Wood Cemetery and Lady Moody’s House in Gravesend. As we previously reported, the commission was scheduled to vote on “decalendaring” the sites on Tuesday, December 9, as an effort to clear a backlog of…

History Photo by Beyond My Ken
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Almost 100 sites across the city — including our own St. Augustine’s and Green-Wood Cemetery — could lose the chance of achieving landmark status in an effort by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to clear up a decades-old backlog of items, reports DNAinfo. There are 94 sites and two historic districts that have been on the LPC’s calendar for…

History Girls, via Prospect Park
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Prospect Park’s Camera Obscura is pictured here around 1877, via Prospect Park Like so much of our city, Prospect Park sits on layer upon layer of history, with the space that was built in the 1860s having witnessed everything from the dawn of the industrial age to Brooklyn’s dramatic evolution from a rural to urban landscape.…

Business Ghost Sign: Henrietta's, 334 9th St
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The 9st Laundrette Cleaners recently closed at 334 9th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, after nearly 20 years in business, and now that the awning has been removed, it’s revealed an old ghost sign for a long-gone business. The outline of the letters are for Henrietta’s, a bridal gown boutique, which we know was there, but…

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