Restaurant Resurrection: Putting Gage & Tollner Back on the Map

Restaurant Resurrection: Putting Gage & Tollner Back on the Map

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A Downtown Brooklyn landmark makes its return this season with the revival of the Gage & Tollner restaurant on Fulton Street. Whet […]

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Oysters 101: The Secrets NYC’s Bivalves Harbor

Oysters 101: The Secrets NYC’s Bivalves Harbor

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From feeding happy hour hordes and filtering New Yorkers’ sewage, to protecting the shore from intensifying storms and educating nascent scientists, oysters […]

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Whose Waterfront? North Brooklyn’s Environmental Justice Saga

Whose Waterfront? North Brooklyn’s Environmental Justice Saga

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Fifteen years after the rezoning of the North Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Steve Hindy moderates a discussion on the Williamsburg and […]

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Book Talk: “Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House”

Book Talk: “Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House”

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When originally published in 1972, Bricks & Brownstone sparked a revival and reappraisal of New York’s brownstone architecture, serving as a harbinger […]

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Urban Renewal in the Suburban Age: The Struggle to Redefine the American City

Urban Renewal in the Suburban Age: The Struggle to Redefine the American City

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Trace the complicated history of efforts to reimagine cities in the face of an increasingly suburban landscape in the decades following World […]

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Built and Never-Built Brooklyn: An Exploration

Built and Never-Built Brooklyn: An Exploration

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Join Cornell professor and urbanist Thomas Campanella for an unprecedented journey through the history of our beloved borough via its built environment. […]

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Brooklyn’s Mural Movement

Brooklyn’s Mural Movement

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Before exterior walls were co-opted by faux-graffiti marketing and street art tours flooded the borough, Brooklyn fostered distinctive waves of mural-making by […]

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“The Battle of Brooklyn, A Farce of Two Acts”

“The Battle of Brooklyn, A Farce of Two Acts”

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This piece of Revolutionary War-era British propaganda, written by British officers only days after they kicked America’s ass at that Battle of […]

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Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn: A Walking Tour

Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn: A Walking Tour

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This tour will highlight the development that has recreated downtown Brooklyn as a result of the Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning of 2004. We […]

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Walt Whitman is the original Brooklyn bohemian
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Walt Whitman is the original Brooklyn bohemian

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Whitman wrote for the Long Island Star and became the managing editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle through 1848, where he editorialized daily life in Brooklyn, even advocating for public green space in Brooklyn Heights and Fort Greene. 

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