Brooklyn

BIBLIOGRAPHY Armbruster , Eugene L. Brooklyn's Eastern District . Brooklyn : published by the author , 1941 . Boughton , Willis and Eugene W. Harter . Chronicles of Erasmus Hall . Brooklyn : General Organization of Erasmus Hall High ...

Author: Richard L. Dutton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738535319

Category: History

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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.

Brooklyn By Name

Two Cities: New York and Brooklyn the Year the Great Bridge Opened. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Educational and Cultural Alliance, 1983. ———, ed. Brooklyn Almanac: Illustrations, Facts, Figures, People, Buildings, Books.

Author: Leonard Benardo

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814791492

Category: Travel

Page: 209

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Visit the blog for the book at www.brooklynbyname.com From Bedford-Stuyvesant to Williamsburg, Brooklyn's historic names are emblems of American culture and history. Uncovering the remarkable stories behind the landmarks, Brooklyn By Name takes readers on a stroll through the streets and places of this thriving metropolis to reveal the borough’s textured past. Listing more than 500 of Brooklyn’s most prominent place names, organized alphabetically by region, and richly illustrated with photographs and current maps the book captures the diverse threads of American history. We learn about the Canarsie Indians, the region's first settlers, whose language survives in daily traffic reports about the Gowanus Expressway. The arrival of the Dutch West India Company in 1620 brought the first wave of European names, from Boswijck (“town in the woods,” later Bushwick) to Bedford-Stuyvesant, after the controversial administrator of the Dutch colony, to numerous places named after prominent Dutch families like the Bergens. The English takeover of the area in 1664 led to the Anglicization of Dutch names, (vlackebos, meaning “wooded plain,” became Flatbush) and the introduction of distinctively English names (Kensington, Brighton Beach). A century later the American Revolution swept away most Tory monikers, replacing them with signers of the Declaration of Independence and international figures who supported the revolution such as Lafayette (France), De Kalb (Germany), and Kosciuszko (Poland). We learn too of the dark corners of Brooklyn“s past, encountering over 70 streets named for prominent slaveholders like Lefferts and Lott but none for its most famous abolitionist, Walt Whitman. From the earliest settlements to recent commemorations such as Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn By Name tells the tales of the poets, philosophers, baseball heroes, diplomats, warriors, and saints who have left their imprint on this polyethnic borough that was once almost disastrously renamed “New York East.” Ideal for all Brooklynites, newcomers, and visitors, this book includes:*Over 500 entries explaining the colorful history of Brooklyn's most prominent place names *Over 100 vivid photographs of Brooklyn past and present *9 easy to follow and up-to-date maps of the neighborhoods *Informative sidebars covering topics like Ebbets Field, Lindsay Triangle, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge *Covers all neighborhoods, easily find the street you're on

The Brooklyn Film

Brooklyn Babylon ( 2001 , Artisian Entertainment , cl , 90m , R , dvd ) Dir : Marc Levin ; Cast : Tariq Trotter , Karen Goberman , Bunz Malone , David Vadim , Roots ( Plot : racial tension in Crown Heights in 1980s sparks romance ...

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.

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

The last three chapters describe Brooklyn's involvement in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. All three volumes are illustrated with a total of more than a hundred beautiful engravings depicting more than three hundred years ...

Author: Henry Reed Stiles

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 0788441639

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

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Song of Brooklyn

Ill 1683—Kings County and “six towns" created: Brooklyn, Bushwick, Flatbush, Flatlands, Gravesend, and New Utrecht. 1816—Village of Brooklyn incorporated with Town of Brooklyn. l827—Village of Williamsburgh incorporated within Town of ...

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0767929993

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn

Once , before the onset of the multi - million dollar contracts of today , the Brooklyn Dodger players lived in the same neighborhoods , sometimes upstairs in the same houses , as their fans . Many of those Dodgers have passed away ...

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.

Is Brooklyn Being Counted

Third , approximately 15 percent of the State's entire congressional , State Senate and Assembly delegations come from just one county and borough ; you guessed it , Brooklyn U.S.A. Thus , Brooklyn's voice in Washington , Albany , and ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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

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The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Charleston, SC: History Press. Lees, Loretta. 2003. “Super-Gentrification: The Case of Brooklyn Heights, New York City.” Urban Studies 40: 2487–509. Lefkowitz, Melanie. 2011. “Bergen Beach: Connected ...

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400883121

Category: Travel

Page: 424

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A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Brooklyn, from the man who has walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—6,000 miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked Brooklyn—some 816 miles—to write this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city's hottest borough. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journeys, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows captures the heart and soul of a diverse, booming, and constantly changing borough that defines cool around the world. The guide covers every one of Brooklyn’s forty-four neighborhoods, from Greenpoint to Coney Island, providing a colorful portrait of each section’s most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things. Along the way you will learn about a Greenpoint park devoted to plants and trees that produce materials used in industry; a hornsmith who practices his craft in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens; a collection of 1,140 stuffed animals hanging from a tree in Bergen Beach; a five-story Brownsville mural that depicts Zionist leader Theodor Herzl—and that was the brainchild of black teenagers; Brooklyn’s most private—yet public—beach in Manhattan Beach; and much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today’s Brooklyn, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it’s almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore one of the most fascinating urban areas anywhere. Covers every one of Brooklyn’s 44 neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author’s 816-mile walk through every Brooklyn neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents

Brooklyn s Central Library

Originating as a small network of libraries throughout the independent city of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Public Library system was approved by an act of legislature of the State of New York on May 1, 1892, and later passed by resolution of ...

Author: Brooklyn Public Library

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467124443

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Brooklyn, New York, is home to the Brooklyn Public Library, the fifth-largest library system in the United States, with 60 neighborhood branches serving the 2.5 million residents of the borough. The Central Library--the main hub of this far-reaching institution--has, for 75 years, occupied a prime triangle of land at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza. Originally proposed in 1888, the unique Art Deco building with an "open book" design was not completed until 53 years later in 1941. Since then, the library has seen millions of eager readers pass through its iconic gilded doorway. While the technologies of learning have changed dramatically in the years since the Central Library opened, the mission of the institution remains the same--to ensure the preservation and transmission of society's knowledge, history, and culture, and to provide the people of Brooklyn with free and open access to information for education, recreation, and reference.

Race Class and Gentrification in Brooklyn

The borough of Brooklyn currently occupies an elevated status as a gem in the crown of New York City as a Global City, and it is fast becoming a popular tourist destination in its own right. By almost every measure the “Borough of ...

Author: Jerome Krase

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498512569

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Krase and DeSena offer a comprehensive view from the street of two iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods, Crown Heights-Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Greenpoint-Williamsburg. They analyze the neighborhoods' precipitous decline and subsequent spectacular rise.

When Brooklyn Was Queer

1934 and 1960, or approximately the years when most of queer Brooklyn collapsed in on itself. To ensure that the flow of traffic was mostly one-way, enabling wealthier suburbanites to access the city, but not vice versa, Moses built the ...

Author: Hugh Ryan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250169925

Category: History

Page: 320

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The never-before-told story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. ***An ALA GLBT Round Table Over the Rainbow 2019 Top Ten Selection*** ***NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LGBTQ BOOKS OF 2019 by Harper's Bazaar*** "A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture." —Kirkus Reviews, starred “[A] boisterous, motley new history...entertaining and insightful.” —The New York Times Book Review Hugh Ryan’s When Brooklyn Was Queer is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. No other book, movie, or exhibition has ever told this sweeping story. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic erasure of its queer history—a great forgetting. Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time. In intimate, evocative, moving prose he discusses in new light the fundamental questions of what history is, who tells it, and how we can only make sense of ourselves through its retelling; and shows how the formation of the Brooklyn we know today is inextricably linked to the stories of the incredible people who created its diverse neighborhoods and cultures. Through them, When Brooklyn Was Queer brings Brooklyn’s queer past to life, and claims its place as a modern classic.

Brooklyn Pierrepont Street Office Development

Brooklyn The New York State Department of Labor reported that Brooklyn experienced a significant decline in total employment and number of firms between 1971 and 1982. In the early 1970s , Brooklyn was second only to Manhattan as the ...

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The Brooklyn Cyclones

The first Jammers game received little fanfare outside Brooklyn's weekly neighborhood papers, but it remains historic because it was literally the first professional baseball game involving a team from Brooklyn since 1957.

Author: Ben Osborne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081476231X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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When professional baseball returned to Brooklyn in 2001, fans were jubilant and the media swarmed. After losing the Brooklyn Dodgers to California 44 years ago, Brooklyn baseball fans could once again claim a team of their own: the Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. The Brooklyn Cyclones: Hardball Dreams and the New Coney Island recounts that first season of the Cyclones. From the construction of the incredible Keyspan Park at Coney Island to their improbable successes on the field, Ben Osborne tells the story of the Cyclones' delicate first year of operation. We see the story up close and personal through the eyes of two very different young men. The first is Anthony Otero, who was raised in a Coney Island housing project and loves baseball, but has never seen a game in person until the Cyclones land in his neighborhood. The second is Brett Kay, a young man from California who has never been to New York, until he becomes the catcher for the Brooklyn Cyclones. From the plans of politicians like Rudy Giuliani and Howard Golden, to the poverty of Coney Island's citizens, The Brooklyn Cyclones reveals the stories behind the headlines to show that the reality of creating a new sports team often involves broken promises and shattered dreams. Osborne includes chapters on the Cyclones' rivalry with the Staten Island Yankees, the Cyclones' chances of capturing the New York-Penn League title, and an epilogue updating Kay's, Otero's, and the Cyclones' progress through the 2003 season. Ultimately, Ben Osborne shows how, for these two young men, the Brooklyn Cyclones created dreams the same way the Brooklyn Dodgers allowed the boys of Flatbush to dream about one day playing in the Big Leagues.

Motherless Brooklyn

I grew up in the library of St. Vincent's Home for Boys, in the part of downtown Brooklyn no developer yet wishes to claim for some upscale, renovated neighborhood; not quite Brooklyn Heights, nor Cobble Hill, not even Boerum Hill.

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307789128

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A complusively readable riff on the classic detective novel from America's most inventive novelist Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book "Utterly original and deeply moving." —Esquire Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. But when Frank is fatally stabbed, one of Lionel's colleagues lands in jail, the other two vie for his position, and the victim's widow skips town. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast who has trouble even conversing attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.

Brooklyn Streetcars

We would like to show you Brooklyn and its streetcars. For 102 years, from 1854 until 1956, the cars served the city and borough with several extensions into Manhattan and Queens. This was the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, ...

Author: Branford Electric Railway Association

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439620458

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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In the summer of 1854, the Brooklyn City Railroad opened four separate streetcar lines. The lines were introduced here several years before they were brought to larger cities, such as Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia, demonstrating the city’s modernization and ingenuity. From its first introduction, Brooklyn had one of the nation’s largest urban transit systems. With the advent of streetcars, the population in Brooklyn grew from about 139,000 to over 2.5 million by the time streetcars were retired. The street railway blended mobility with innovation, prompting one-third of New York City’s population to call Brooklyn home.

Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs 1865 1929

within the limits of the present borough of Brooklyn as early as 1636, and by 1646 almost the entire waterfront from Newtown Creek to Gowanus Bay was dotted with their farms. For many years after English rule began in 1664, ...

Author: William Lee Younger

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141691

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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157 photographs, many never before reprinted, show the vitality and variety of old Brooklyn: waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights, Ebbets Field, Luna Park, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach Hotel, more.

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

After Douglass's address, the Tribune said, among those who sought to congratulate the speaker was an “eminent Brooklyn divine.” Never one to mince words, Douglass rejected the overture. He told the minister, “Sir, were we to have met ...

Author: Theodore Hamm

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617755028

Category: History

Page: 226

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“Persuasively and passionately makes the case that the borough (and former city) became a powerful forum for Douglass’s abolitionist agenda.” —The New York Times This volume compiles original source material that illustrates the complex relationship between Frederick Douglass, who escaped bondage, wrote a bestselling autobiography, and advised a US president, and the city of Brooklyn. Most prominent are the speeches the abolitionist gave at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Plymouth Church, and other leading Brooklyn institutions. Whether discussing the politics of the Civil War or recounting his relationships with Abraham Lincoln and John Brown, Douglass’s towering voice sounds anything but dated. An introductory essay examines the intricate ties between Douglass and Brooklyn abolitionists, while brief chapter introductions and annotations fill in the historical context. “Insight into the remarkable life of a remarkable man . . . shows how the great author and agitator associated with radicals—and he associated with the president of the United States. A fine book.” —Errol Louis, host of NY1's Road to City Hall “A collection of rousing 19th-century speeches on freedom and humanity . . . Proof that Douglass’ speeches, responding to the historical exigencies of his time, amply bear rereading today.” —Kirkus Reviews “Although he never lived in Brooklyn, the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass had many friends and allies who did. Hamm has collected Douglass’s searing antislavery speeches (and denunciations of him by the pro-slavery newspaper the Brooklyn Eagle) delivered at Brooklyn locales during the mid-19th century.” —Publishers Weekly “This timely volume [presents] Douglass' towering voice in a way that sounds anything but dated.” —Philadelphia Tribune “Though he never lived there, Frederick Douglass and the city of Brooklyn engaged in a profound repartee in the decades leading up to the Civil War, the disagreements between the two parties revealing the backward views of a borough that was much less progressive than it liked to think . . . Hamm [illuminates] the complexities of a city and a figure at the vanguard of change.” —The Village Voice

The Big Onion Guide to Brooklyn

For New York's greatest der and destroyer, Robert Moses, Cadman Plaza was Brooklyn what the great cathedral and opera plazas are European cities" and "as much the pride of Brooklyn as Piazza San Marco is the pride of Venice and the ...

Author: Seth I. Kamil

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081474785X

Category: History

Page: 302

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Presents an entertaining and informative walking guide to the historic people and places of Brooklyn, featuring ten fascinating, fact-filled walks that invite the reader to take an intimate tour through Brooklyn's important historic sites, neighborhoods, cultural institutions, and shops. Original.

Brooklyn is

If there were not Manhattan , there could not be this Brooklyn look ; for truly to appreciate what one escapes , it must be not only distant but near at hand . Only : all escapes are relative , and bestow their own peculiar forms of ...

Author: James Agee

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823224920

Category: Literary Collections

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Originally written in 1939 by the author for a special issue of Fortune but rejected by the magazine, an evocative study of the borough of Brooklyn paints a literary portrait of its diverse neighborhoods and the people who live there.

A Boy Grows in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN DAY PARADE Brooklyn was known as the borough of churches and the public school holiday of Brooklyn Day celebrated the history and influence of Sunday schools in the lives of local citizens. Every local church, no matter how ...

Author: Robert W. Pazmiño

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872261

Category: Religion

Page: 146

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A Boy Grows in Brooklyn is an educational and spiritual memoir that recounts stories from life in the Midwood interfaith neighborhood during the fifties and sixties. It shares spiritual lessons for living today that are applicable to readers of all ages who yearn for the joy, humor, and challenge discovered in everyday urban life. Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers, neighborhood encounters, family roots, public and Sunday school teachers, pastors' modeling, and scouting ventures are woven together in vibrant stories to enlighten the hearts, souls, and minds of readers across every stage of life.