Tag Archives: History

Happy Birthday Theodore Roosevelt!

Hi F&F, This is a quick post because; I just connected with the fact that today is Theodore Roosevelt’s (TR) birthday.  The 26th President of the United States of America was born on October 27, 1858. You can’t be a … Continue reading

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The Museum at Eldridge Street Tour

Hi F&F, Nearly 20 million dollars and 20 years of work by architects, artisans and craftsmen went into the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. The Moorish and Romanesque edifice was a place of worship and a community hub for … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Post: NYC Fleet Week Canceled, but USS Franklin Not Forgotten

Hi F&F, Today is Memorial Day. The day set aside to remember our nation’s war dead. The holiday affords us the beloved 3 day weekend and it is the unofficial start of summertime fun.  We make big plans for mini-vacations … Continue reading

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Images From Inside Dry Dock #5 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Hi F&F, The Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) was founded in 1801 and was the nation’s premiere naval industrial facility. During World War II the BNY was known as the “Can Do Yard”. That moniker is, and was, a testament to the workers … Continue reading

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Images from the 101st Commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Hi F&F, Today is the 101st anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. On Friday I attended the annual commemoration event sponsored by Workers United.  Today the honoring of the dead continues with CHALK; a public art project to honor … Continue reading

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Eye Spy: The Jackie Gleason Depot in Sunset Park

Hi F&F, If you’ve been following my blog (thank you, thank you, thank you) you’ve realized that I’m a proud New Yorker and an even prouder Brooklynite. I’m “crushing” on this place; big time. At times, my enthusiasm for my … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 Grand Opening

Hi F&F, Another jewel has been added to the cultural crown of Kings County; Brooklyn, New York.  The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 had its opening ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2011 and its opening day on Friday, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Hi F&F, I won a lottery but, don’t even think about hitting me up for money; because I didn’t win any.  What I won was, the chance to join the Revolutionary New York: Battle of Brooklyn Van Tour.  It was conducted … Continue reading

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