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Brooklyn Bridge

 

Upcoming Events
 Municipal Library Monthly Book Club
 
Firefight: the Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest  
 By Ginger Adams Otis
 Wednesday, September 9th from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m
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The New York City Municipal Archives:  A Century on the Brooklyn Waterfront  
Thursday, September 10th – Sunday, September 13th*
Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 20th *

The NYC Municipal Archives invites you to explore a hundred-year history of the Brooklyn waterfront through photographs dating from 1870 to 1974.  Beginning with the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, through a period of intense activity as the center of the city’s maritime-based economy, these images provide us with a fascinating and conversation-provoking view of a radically-changed cityscape. Selected from the largest repository of NYC digitized images in the world, the pictures tell a story of a place now known as Brooklyn Bridge Park.  These unique prints, many produced from vintage large format glass-plate negatives, are a key element in visualizing the transition from industrial chaos to urban oasis.

*Hours Vary.

Visit Photoville’s website for more information:

http://www.nyc.gov/cgi-bin/exit.pl?url=http://www.photoville.com/2015-exhibitions/century-brooklyn-waterfront/.