Charles Carroll, a Maryland signer of the Declaration of Independence who never lived in Brooklyn, is honored with Carroll Street, Carroll Park, and finally, Carroll Gardens.
Originally named Ponkiesbergh by the Dutch farmers who settled the cobblestoned area in the 1600’s, the neighborhood gained its present name, Cobble Hill, from a variation of the English translation, Cobles Hill.
Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass – DUMBO for short – is the new art mecca of New York City. Brooklyn Bridge Park begins its Waterfront run and has turned DUMBO into a Brooklyn playground.
How did a Superfund site end up in South Brooklyn? Originally a series of tidal creeks, the native Americans named it Gowanes Creek in honor of Chief Gowanes of the Canarses tribe, who lived, hunted, and fished along its length.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance to Prospect Park, is of special interest to Civil War enthusiasts with the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch, a colossal granite Arc de Triomphe.
Today’s Red Hook is much smaller than its original boundaries. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Red Hook point was a shipping destination and is today the home of Fairway grocery store.
Frank Manzi’s Magical Mystery Tour
Frank Manzi brought his music to the backyards and kitchens of his fans with concerts along the east coast in unique settings like Wayne and Tonja’s magic forest, their backyard piece of heaven. “Just to hear You Breathe” was breathtaking in the foothills of the Appalaichian Mountains along Moss Creek in Morganton, North Carolina
The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. True heroes to the entire world. And check out the celebration in Washington projecting Apollo 11 on all four sides of the Washington Monument in actual size. It’s spectacular.
The Boys of Summer come to New England
The best players in college baseball hone their skills during the summer months in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). The Worcester Bravehearts (Massachusetts) brought Vandy Boys to New England leading up to their emotional National Championship. Take a road trip to see baseball in its purest form.
Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.
The singular face of evil comes to Manhattan as the Museum of Jewish Heritage presents Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust in detail.