The Brooklyn Bridge

Notes Introduction Culture , History , and the Brooklyn Bridge 1 . Arthur Miller ,
quoted in New York Times Magazine , March 27 , 1983 , 80 . 2 . See , for example
, Merrill D . Peterson , The Jefferson Image in the American Mind ( New York ...

Author: Richard Haw

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813535876

Category: History

Page: 307

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"Bringing together more than sixty images of the bridge that, over the years, have graced postcards, magazine covers, and book jackets and appeared in advertisements, cartoons, films, and photographs, Haw traces the diverse and sometimes jarring ways in which this majestic structure has been received, adopted, and interpreted as an American idea. Haw's account is not a history of how the bridge was made, but rather of what people have made of the Brooklyn Bridge - in film, music, literature, art, and politics - from its opening ceremonies to the blackout of 2003."--BOOK JACKET.


The Brooklyn Dodgers 1947 WORLD SERTA Dem W. Wonderful Bums Do Bu
Young hen the Brooklyn Dodgers faced the New York Yankees in the 1947 World
Series , the cover of the home team's program deployed the rich imagery of its ...

Author: Ellen Marie Snyder-Grenier

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592130825

Category: History

Page: 292

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Lavishly illustrated with prints, paintings, memorabilia, and objects from The Brooklyn Historical Society's unparalleled collection, Brooklyn! will bring every reader closer to the Brooklyn of legend and fact.

Jews of Brooklyn

Many New Yorkers , particularly Jews who grew up in Brooklyn between the
1920s and the 1950s , feel a strong connection to the egg cream ; not only is it an
important foodway into their childhood , but also the candy store itself - where
egg ...

Author: Ilana Abramovitch

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584650034

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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Over 40 historians, folklorists, and ordinary Brooklyn Jews present a vivid, living record of this astonishing cultural heritage. 150 illustrations. Map.

The Brooklyn Film

Projects, People and the Contemporary Brooklyn Film Robert Singer A
neighborhood is a social entity; it thrives or declines like a living organism. Its
streets function like circulatory systems of people in motion, and these people
carry both ...

Author: John B. Manbeck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481200

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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Brooklyn, New York, a borough of New York City, is known for its distinctive vernacular, its communal feel on the fringes of a booming city, and its famous bridge, a gateway to the unlimited opportunities in Manhattan. Of course, Coney Island deserves a mention as it garners its own fame independent of Brooklyn, its parent locale. New York City moviemaking got its start in Brooklyn when Charles E. Chinnock shot his silent film in 1894. Since then, many films have been made, studios opened and stars born in Brooklyn, contributing to its undeniable influence in the film industry. This work is a collection of essays on the topic of Brooklyn as portrayed in film. It includes a discussion of race relations in films dealing with Brooklyn, the story of Jackie Robinson as shown on film, the changing face of cinematic Brooklyn and some thoughts on a Brooklyn filmgoer's experience. The combination of Brooklyn and baseball in the films of Paul Auster is examined, as well as the typical portrayal of a Brooklyn native in film.

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn

players and substitutes often had salaries comparable to those of many of their
fans . Hugh Casey ' s Tavern kept Brooklyn fans even after Casey was traded ,
and even after his suicide in 1951 . Red Barber noted that Hugh Casey ' s was
often ...

Author: Ed Shakespeare

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786414598

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 357

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Major league baseball has a long, rich history in Brooklyn. From the time Brooklyn started play in 1884 until their move west to Los Angeles following the 1957 season, the Dodgers and their predecessors were the emotional center of the borough's diverse population. But Brooklyn would be without a professional team until June of 2001, when the Cyclones took the field in Coney Island as the Mets' affiliate for the New York-Penn League. This work follows the rookie-level club from its formation through it first season. Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, Joe Pignatano and Clyde King comment on their own minor league days, and their days in Brooklyn. Also included are interviews of Cyclones players and fans of both teams.


Eilis decided that she would write to her to say that he was not like that and that in
Brooklyn it was not always as easy to guess someone's character by their job as
it was in Enniscorthy. She watched now while Tony and Father Flood spoke ...

Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439149829

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—now an acclaimed film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. “One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Author “Colm Tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times). “Written with mesmerizing power and skill” (The Boston Globe), Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY).

Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center

INTRODUCTION Just prior to the nation ' s bicentennial in 1976 , the North
Hennepin Pioneer Society preserved the early Isaac Potter cottage and formed
the Brooklyn Historical Society . As a nonprofit organization dedicated to “
research and ...

Author: Pat Snodgrass

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738561349

Category: History

Page: 127

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Just north of Minneapolis and along the Mississippi River stretch the fertile prairies that attracted French Canadians and New Englanders in 1852. Originally called Brooklyn Township, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center grew as settlers cultivated farms and marketed their produce. One-room schoolhouses evolved into the largest and finest schools in Minnesota while fast-growing industry and commuting replaced the small family farms. The story of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, as told through pictures, old-timer memories, and yellowed newspapers, reveals the lives of loggers, potato farmers, war heroes, and everyday people who found their dreams and quietly raised their families. Over the years, neighborhoods and fashions change as the people continue to take pride in their community's rich history.

Song of Brooklyn

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Words by Dan Berk. Musle by Dion Di\luevl. Mark Tiernnn & Russell Steele
Copyright 11 1978 PKM Music. County Line Music 8:. Megabneks Music
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Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767929993

Category: History

Page: 368

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The voices of Brooklyn: “I’m a Brooklyn guy, it’s in my bones and it’s there in Brooklyn. There’s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it.” —Mel Brooks, Williamsburg “Everyone got along because we had one major thing that held everyone in Brooklyn…together: the emergence of big-time sports that happened after World War I. You could be an Irishman, an Italian, and a Jew and you could all be in Ebbets Field, sitting together, rooting for the Dodgers.” —Pete Hamill, Park Slope “I never really saw anyplace in the world as a kid except Brooklyn, so to me Brooklyn was the world. Every avenue was another country. It was a rough place, to be sure. You could say the wrong thing, make the wrong turn and be rubbed or killed, and I guess I was lucky because I had a talent that enabled me to get out . . . A part of me will always be that kid shooting hoops, with a dream in my hand as much as a basketball.” —Stephon Marbury, Coney Island “Both my parents were hard, hands-on workers, and that was the foundation of everything for me. Their work ethic was just over the top, and as a result of that I worked hard no matter what level job I had in the media. I was that tough Brooklyn girl pushing my way to the front, which eventually became the top. I was never afraid of hard work; I was always a go-getter, and that was something that came directly out of being born in Brooklyn. I cherish that, as I cherish my entire upbringing in Brooklyn.” —Maria Bartiromo, Bay Ridge A captivating oral portrait of America's favorite borough, in the words of those who know Brooklyn best—Mel Brooks, Spike Lee, Arthur Miller, Joan Rivers, Norman Mailer, Cousin Brucie, Maria Bartiromo, Pete Hamill, and many other current and former inhabitants. Song of Brooklyn gathers the oral testimony of nearly one hundred Brooklynites past and present, famous and unknown, about a mythic borough that is also an indisputably real place. These witnesses speak eloquently of what it was like back then, when the Dodgers played in Ebbets Field; later, when the borough fell on hard times; and now, when it has come roaring back on the tracks of a real-estate boom, giving it celebrity chic and hipster cred. With this surprising and inspiring renaissance in full swing, the story of Brooklyn is one of the great and still ongoing chapters of the American urban experience, and Song of Brooklyn sings that tune in pitch-perfect key.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

Modern ships were so large that many of them could not get under the Brooklyn
Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge to get to the yard . The coming of the Vietnam
War put an end to the yard as the Kennedy and Johnson administrations sought ...

Author: Thomas F. Berner

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738556956

Category: History

Page: 128

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Not much larger than a few city blocks (219 acres, plus 72 acres of water), the Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of the most historically significant sites in America. It was one of the U.S. Navy's major shipbuilding and repair yards from 1801 to 1966. It produced more than 80 warships and hundreds of smaller vessels. At its height during World War II, it worked around the clock, employing some 70,000 people. The yard built the Monitor, the world's first modern warship; the Maine, whose destruction set off the Spanish-American War; the Arizona, whose sinking launched America into World War II; and the Missouri, on whose deck World War II ended. On June 25, 1966, the flag at the Brooklyn Navy Yard was lowered for the last time and the 165-year-old institution ceased to exist. Sold to the City of New York for $22.4 million, the yard became a site for storage of vehicles, some light industry, and a modest amount of civilian ship repair.

Brooklyn Noir 3

TIM MCLOUGHLIN is the editor of the multiple–award winning anthology
Brooklyn Noir and its companion volume, Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics. His
novel, Heart of the Old Country, won Italy's Premio Penne award and is the basis
for the ...

Author: Tim McLoughlin

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617750476

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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The first nonfiction volume in the “superb series” —true crime stories from Bushwick to Borough Park to Brooklyn Heights (The Globe and Mail, Toronto). The people who brought you the Brooklyn Noir crime-fiction collections return with another talented literary lineup—this time contributing chilling, and sometimes heartbreaking, stories of real-life crimes in this densely populated and diverse borough of New York City. Brand-new nonfiction by Robert Leuci, Dennis Hawkins, Tim McLoughlin, Thomas Adcock, Errol Louis, Denise Buffa, Patricia Mulcahy, C.J. Sullivan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Aileen Gallagher, Christopher Musella, Kim Sykes, Robert Knightly, Jess Korman, Constance Casey, and Rosemarie Yu.

Brooklyn Was Mine

Because even as I try to glean some kind of truth about my greatgrandparents,
the story in itself is a bridge that exists outside of fact and memory, one that binds
one generation to another until all we have is Manhattan on one side, Brooklyn
on ...

Author: Valerie Steiker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101217537

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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A tribute to New York City's most literary borough-featuring original nonfiction pieces by today's most celebrated writers. Of all the urban landscapes in America, perhaps none has so thoroughly infused and nurtured modern literature as Brooklyn. Though its literary history runs deep-Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer are just a few of its storied inhabitants-in recent years the borough has seen a growing concentration of bestselling novelists, memoirists, poets, and journalists. It has become what Greenwich Village once was for an earlier generation: a wellspring of inspiration and artistic expression. Brooklyn Was Mine gives some of today's best writers an opportunity to pay tribute to the borough they love in 20 original essays that draw on past and present to create a mosaic that brilliantly captures the quality and diversity of a unique, literary landscape. Contributors include: Emily Barton, Susan Choi, Rachel Cline, Philip Dray, Jennifer Egan, Colin Harrison, Joanna Hershon, Jonathan Lethem, Dinaw Mengestu, Elizabeth Gaffney, Lara Vapnyar, Lawrence Osborne, Katie Roiphe, John Burnham Schwartz, Vijay Seshadri, Darcey Steinke, Darin Strauss, Alexandra Styron, Robert Sullivan With an introduction by Phillip Lopate.


, In 1905 , the free floating baths at the foot of Conover Street in Red Hook were ...

Author: Richard L. Dutton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738535319

Category: History

Page: 128

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Between 1905 and 1907, Brooklyn's leading newspaper, the Daily Eagle, published a remarkable series of almost five hundred postcards, most with photographs of local scenes. Brooklyn in that era was, as it is today, a place of great variety, with imposing factories, sprawling riverfront sugar refineries, scores of public schools, elaborate mansions, and hundreds of blocks of middle-class brownstone row houses side by side with public wood yards, free-floating baths, the county jail, reformatories, and hospitals. Brooklyn was known as "the borough of churches," and grand religious edifices of all denominations stood on nearly every corner. For recreation, there were social clubs, acres of beautifully landscaped public parks graced by statues of heroes of the past, and the teeming midways and beaches of Coney Island. All of this is captured in Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards 1905-1907.

The Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s

... of the Brooklyn Trust Company , at that time owner of 51 percent of Dodger
stock . In fact , the impetus for the sale came from the bank , which had been
looking for some time to sell the team . ? George McLaughlin , the bank's
president ...

Author: Rudy Marzano

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786419876

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 235

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Before the rise of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, baseball was a game of white men, cloth caps and concrete walls. Four men helped to change the sport as America knew it: Branch Rickey, Larry MacPhail, Jackie Robinson and Pete Reiser. These men were essential to the evolution of baseball, especially in their home of Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. It was there that the first major league game was televised, where the batting helmet was developed, where the first walls were padded and the first outfield warning tracks laid down and--with the arrival of Jackie Robinson, it is where the color line was broken. This richly researched history which includes chapters such as "1940: MacPhail Starts a Dodger Dynasty," "1942: FDR Says the Show Must Go On" and "The War Years," presents an exploration of how a crucial decade of Dodger accomplishments transformed American baseball.

Gravesend Brooklyn

... and a horse . ” His house Marie M . Moore ( born 1914 ) , a member
disappeared between 1945 and 1956 . during the 1920s of the Gravesend 89
After the Gravesend Reformed Dutch with the Advent Lutheran. GRAVESEND ,

Author: Joseph Ditta

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738564692

Category: History

Page: 95

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Permanently settled in 1645, the farming town of Gravesend, Long Island, was annexed to the city (now borough) of Brooklyn, New York, in 1894. Few reminders from Gravesend's rural days survive around the urban landscape it has become. Even its more recent past is quickly disappearing.

Brooklyn Public Monuments

Brooklyn was a city from 1834 to 1898, with the power to commission public
monuments or to accept them from donors. In 1898, Brooklyn was reduced to
borough status in the consolidated City of New York. Since that time, Brooklyn's
public ...

Author: Elmer Sprague

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598585827

Category: Art

Page: 163

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Brooklyn, New York has forty-three major public monuments, one of America's finest collections of outdoor sculptures. This guide provides photographs, descriptions and directions for finding the monuments. Most of the monuments are in public parks. Three are World War I regimental memorials at former armories. The Mowgli Bas-reliefs are in the Prospect Park Zoo. The monuments are an enduring expression of Brooklyn's art-loving culture. Six were commissioned by the City of Brooklyn, the most monuments with sculptures commissioned by any nineteenth-century city in the United States. The Brooklyn commissions are some of the finest examples of American figurative sculpture. Seven other monuments are major works by America's ablest sculptors - Henry Kirke Brown, John Quincy Adams Ward, Daniel Chester French, Frederick William MacMonnies, Henry Merwin Shrady, Charles Cary Rumsey, and Augustus Lukeman. Elmer Sprague grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska where Lee Lawrie's sculptures on the state capitol dominate the city. They started Sprague on his long-time hobby of sculpture watching. On retiring from teaching philosophy at Brooklyn College, he worked for several years as a volunteer archivist in the New York City Parks Department helping to develop the database that describes New York City's public monuments. Sprague has also spent many happy days visiting, photographing and researching the Borough of Brooklyn's public monuments. He writes about them to make them better known and to enlist public support for their continued conservation and preservation.

A History of the City of Brooklyn Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn the Town of Bushwick and the Village and City of Williamsburgh Volumes I ONLY

In the year 1824, Gabriel Furman, a native of the town, published a little volume
which he modestly entitled " Notes on the History of Brooklyn," and which, for that
day, possessed great merit as a local history. After him, in the form of occasional

Author: Henry Reed Stiles

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 0788441639

Category: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)


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Literary Brooklyn

The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life Evan Hughes. 1. The.
Grandfather. of. Literary. Brooklyn. walt whitman Just as youfeel when you look
on the river and sky, so Ifelt, Just as any ofyou is one ofa living crowd, I was one ...

Author: Evan Hughes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429973064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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For the first time, here is Brooklyn's story through the eyes of its greatest storytellers. Like Paris in the twenties or postwar Greenwich Village, Brooklyn today is experiencing an extraordinary cultural boom. In recent years, writers of all stripes—from Jhumpa Lahiri, Jennifer Egan, and Colson Whitehead to Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Safran Foer—have flocked to its patchwork of distinctive neighborhoods. But as literary critic and journalist Evan Hughes reveals, the rich literary life now flourishing in Brooklyn is part of a larger, fascinating history. With a dynamic mix of literary biography and urban history, Hughes takes us on a tour of Brooklyn past and present and reveals that hiding in Walt Whitman's Fort Greene Park, Hart Crane's Brooklyn Bridge, the raw Williamsburg of Henry Miller's youth, Truman Capote's famed house on Willow Street, and the contested streets of Jonathan Lethem's Boerum Hill is the story of more than a century of life in America's cities. Literary Brooklyn is a prismatic investigation into a rich literary inheritance, but most of all it's a deep look into the beloved borough, a place as diverse and captivating as the people who walk its streets and write its stories.

The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn

In October 1973, Brooklyn Heights' Bossert Hotel, once the site for the seminal
CCIC anti-urban-renewal rally, hosted the city's first Brownstone Fair. Organized
by the Brooklyn Brownstone Conference, a new middle-class civic group, the fair

Author: Suleiman Osman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199832040

Category: History

Page: 360

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Considered one of the city's most notorious industrial slums in the 1940s and 1950s, Brownstone Brooklyn by the 1980s had become a post-industrial landscape of hip bars, yoga studios, and beautifully renovated, wildly expensive townhouses. In The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn, Suleiman Osman offers a groundbreaking history of this unexpected transformation. Challenging the conventional wisdom that New York City's renaissance started in the 1990s, Osman locates the origins of gentrification in Brooklyn in the cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Gentrification began as a grassroots movement led by young and idealistic white college graduates searching for "authenticity" and life outside the burgeoning suburbs. Where postwar city leaders championed slum clearance and modern architecture, "brownstoners" (as they called themselves) fought for a new romantic urban ideal that celebrated historic buildings, industrial lofts and traditional ethnic neighborhoods as a refuge from an increasingly technocratic society. Osman examines the emergence of a "slow-growth" progressive coalition as brownstoners joined with poorer residents to battle city planners and local machine politicians. But as brownstoners migrated into poorer areas, race and class tensions emerged, and by the 1980s, as newspapers parodied yuppies and anti-gentrification activists marched through increasingly expensive neighborhoods, brownstoners debated whether their search for authenticity had been a success or failure.

Baseball Legends of Brooklyn s Green Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn ' s first baseball club and premier nine of the early 1860s was the
Excelsior Club of South Brooklyn . John H . Suydan organized the club as the
Jolly Young Bachelors Club on the evening of December 8 , 1854 . They played
their first ...

Author: Peter J. Nash

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534787

Category: History

Page: 128

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Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 and soon became one of America's foremost tourist attractions. It is the resting place for many notables, including Tiffany, Steinway, and Currier and Ives, but the cemetery also has a hidden baseball history. Green-Wood is home to almost two hundred baseball pioneers: members of the Knickerbocker, Atlantic, and Excelsior Clubs of the nineteenth century; Brooklyn's beloved Charles Ebbets; stadium owners; ball makers; and "the Father of Baseball," Henry Chadwick. The first baseball monument appeared at Green-Wood in 1862 to honor the game's first martyr and star, James Creighton Jr., initiating baseball's tradition of honoring its own with stone or bronze memorials. Green-Wood Cemetery has since served as a model for other tributes, including those found at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Yankee Stadium's Monument Park. Baseball Legends of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, through painstaking research, brings these baseball legends back to life with a compelling array of rare images that tell the story of the game's birth in Brooklyn, New York City, and Hoboken.