August, 2014

Bishop Leonard Nathan and Pastor Shirley Nathan of the Faith Worship Center (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard All Supplied! “Back-to-School” Drives and Resource Fairs a Success

Back to School drives and resource fairs across the borough are helping young Brooklynites prepare for their classes. On Saturday, the Faith Worship Center on Pitkin Avenue sponsored a “Back-2-School” drive in East New York so that middle and high school students could be […]

Percy's Map Used During The Battle of Brooklyn (Brooklyn Historical Society)

standard Unique Revolutionary War Map Unveiled by Brooklyn Historical Society

A one-of-a-kind Revolutionary War map used in battle by Lieutenant-General Hugh Percy, a British division commander at the Battle of Brooklyn, was unveiled Sunday at the Green-Wood Cemetery’s annual commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. Co-owned by the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Green-Wood Historic […]

Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Amid Thinning Crowds at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, a Call For Renewed Remembrance

106th Re-dedication Ceremony For Revolutionary-Era Soldiers at Fort Greene Park “Keep in mind that in 1908, at the one year commemoration of this monument, there were twenty thousand people in attendance, including military regiments and civilian personnel,” said Society of Old Brooklynites […]

'Feast of the Lily' filming on Havemeyer Avenue Monday evening (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Williamsburg Film Pays Homage to Neighborhood’s Italian Roots

New filming by a director of Sopranos renown pays homage to the neighborhood’s Italian history. As Bedford + Bowery reported earlier, ‘Lily of the Feast’ (english for the Giglio Feast) recreates the neighborhood as it looked four decades ago: The guy who played Furio Giunta in The Sopranos is taking Williamsburg […]