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The view atop the new Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, a high-end senior-living destination set to open this summer.

Borscht Belt Brooklyn

Imagine enjoying all the cultural bells and whistles of the Borscht Belt – without driving all the way to the Catskills. The mountain vibe rings loud and clear at the new Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, a high-end senior-living destination set to open this summer.

New York City on May 30, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, shoppers at the Brooklyn Heights Farmers Market are greeted with a new reality and new rules. ©Mark D Phillips

New York Covid City

Brooklyn and New York City will forever be changed by Covid-19. Photographs and story from Saturday, May 30, 2020, by Mark D Phillips

Anna Schwartz, Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier, Red Hook, April 2020; BHS COVID-19 collection, 2020.003; Brooklyn Historical Society.

COVID-19 Project documents our new Brooklyn reality

The Brooklyn Historical Society is actively collecting material related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is impacting daily life in ways no one could predict. The organization is asking for all of our help. The goal is to document and preserve the collective experiences of our community during the crisis, […]

Celebrate Brooklyn

The Bandshell goes silent

BRIC announces the cancellation of the annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival for 2020. The outdoor concerts draw over 200,000 people to the Prospect Park Bandshell. This year’s season was to on June 9 with Brittany Howard, frontwoman and guitarist for the chart-topping, GRAMMY Award-winning band Alabama Shakes.

For Want of a Stadium: A Story of Development, Displacement, and the Dodgers, a webinar presented by the Brooklyn Historical Society.

For Want of a Stadium

We all know the story: Despite their 1955 World Series win, in 1957 Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley uprooted Brooklyn’s beloved team, moving “Dem Bums” to the sun and palm trees in LA. But what was the impact on their adopted city? While the doors may be closed for the time […]

Patrick Stewart reads Shakespeare in Brooklyn

Videos to make you Smile

Now that nothing is happening around Brooklyn, how about some videos to make you smile? Staying home is our new norm for now and many of us don’t even have views to entertain us. How about fellow Brooklynite Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare? Or my favorite drummer Mark Ehrhardt and the Last Throes rocking out?