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Old Brooklyn Heights

Author : Clay Lancaster,Edmund Vincent Gillon
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1979-01-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0486238725

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Authoritative street-by-street architectural guide to over 600 houses, buildings in city's first Historic District. 88 illus.

Brooklyn Heights

Author : Miral al-Tahawy
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 199 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2012-10-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780571280032

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Brooklyn Heights by Miral al-Tahawy Pdf

Brooklyn Heights, the fourth novel by award-winning Egyptian author Miral El-Tahawy, revolves around the character of Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties, who emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year old son after the painful break-up of her marriage.

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Author : Henrik Krogius
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2011-11-18
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781625841933

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The Brooklyn Heights Promenade by Henrik Krogius Pdf

Featured in films and on television and used as a backdrop to countless photos, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers the public a view that is usually reserved for the rich at the top of a tower. From this one-third-mile stretch, locals and tourists take in the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and New York Harbor. But its history is less harmonious. Plans by the powerful Robert Moses to run the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through a resistant neighborhood led to contention and an unforeseen eventual compromise. In this volume, Brooklyn Heights Press editor Henrik Krogius presents this history, along with his articles that document the fate of the Promenade over the years.

Brooklyn Heights

Author : Robert Furman
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2015-07-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9781625855046

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Settled in the 1600s, Brooklyn Heights is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods. Its strategic location overlooking the harbor proved instrumental during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brooklyn. In the 1830s, steam ferries transformed it into America's first suburb, where abolitionism flourished and one of the largest Civil War Sanitary Fairs was held. Throughout the nineteenth century, wealthy philanthropists and entrepreneurs built high-styled Gothic Revival and Italianate homes and founded many landmark Brooklyn institutions. Though the neighborhood declined with the new century, it became a target of Robert Moses's urban renewal projects in the 1930s. Its designation as the city's first historic district saved Brooklyn Heights, and it has since blossomed into one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods.

Old Brooklyn Heights

Author : Clay Lancaster
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 223 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 1943445168

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Old Brooklyn Heights, 1827-1927

Author : Brooklyn Savings Bank
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 54 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1937
Category : Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : UVA:X000458889

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February House

Author : Sherill Tippins
Publisher : HMH
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2016-07-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780544987364

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February House by Sherill Tippins Pdf

An “irresistible” account of a little-known literary salon and creative commune in 1940s Brooklyn (The Washington Post Book World). A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year February House is the true story of an extraordinary experiment in communal living, one involving young but already iconic writers—and America’s best-known burlesque performer—in a house at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn. It was a fevered yearlong party, fueled by the appetites of youth and a shared sense of urgency to take action as artists in the months before the country entered World War II. In spite of the sheer intensity of life at 7 Middagh, the house was for its residents a creative crucible. Carson McCullers’s two masterpieces, The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, were born, bibulously, in Brooklyn. Gypsy Rose Lee, workmanlike by day, party girl by night, wrote her book The G-String Murders in her Middagh Street bedroom. W. H. Auden—who, along with Benjamin Britten, was being excoriated back in England for absenting himself from the war—presided over the house like a peevish auntie, collecting rent money and dispensing romantic advice. And yet all the while, he was composing some of the most important work of his career. Enlivened by primary sources and an unforgettable story, this tale of daily life at the most fertile and improbable live-in salon of the twentieth century comes from the acclaimed author of Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel. “Brimming with information . . . The personalities she depicts [are] indelibly drawn.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . Not to mention funny and raunchy.” —The Seattle Times

Old Brooklyn Heights

Author : Clay Lancaster
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 1979
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0844657832

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Brooklyn Heights

Author : Robert Furman
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : History
ISBN : 9781626199545

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Brooklyn Heights by Robert Furman Pdf

Settled in the 1600s, Brooklyn Heights is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods. Its strategic location overlooking the harbor proved instrumental during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brooklyn. In the 1830s, steam ferries transformed it into America's first suburb, where abolitionism flourished and one of the largest Civil War Sanitary Fairs was held. Throughout the nineteenth century, wealthy philanthropists and entrepreneurs built high-styled Gothic Revival and Italianate homes and founded many landmark Brooklyn institutions. Though the neighborhood declined with the new century, it became a target of Robert Moses's urban renewal projects in the 1930s. Its designation as the city's first historic district saved Brooklyn Heights, and it has since blossomed into one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods.

The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn

Author : Suleiman Osman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2011-03-09
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199830770

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The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn by Suleiman Osman Pdf

Considered one of the city's most notorious industrial slums in the 1940s and 1950s, Brownstone Brooklyn by the 1980s had become a post-industrial landscape of hip bars, yoga studios, and beautifully renovated, wildly expensive townhouses. In The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn, Suleiman Osman offers a groundbreaking history of this unexpected transformation. Challenging the conventional wisdom that New York City's renaissance started in the 1990s, Osman locates the origins of gentrification in Brooklyn in the cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Gentrification began as a grassroots movement led by young and idealistic white college graduates searching for "authenticity" and life outside the burgeoning suburbs. Where postwar city leaders championed slum clearance and modern architecture, "brownstoners" (as they called themselves) fought for a new romantic urban ideal that celebrated historic buildings, industrial lofts and traditional ethnic neighborhoods as a refuge from an increasingly technocratic society. Osman examines the emergence of a "slow-growth" progressive coalition as brownstoners joined with poorer residents to battle city planners and local machine politicians. But as brownstoners migrated into poorer areas, race and class tensions emerged, and by the 1980s, as newspapers parodied yuppies and anti-gentrification activists marched through increasingly expensive neighborhoods, brownstoners debated whether their search for authenticity had been a success or failure.

Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs, 1865-1929

Author : William Lee Younger
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1978-01-01
Category : Photography
ISBN : 0486235874

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157 photographs, many never before reprinted, show the vitality and variety of old Brooklyn: waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights, Ebbets Field, Luna Park, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach Hotel, more.

Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs, 1865-1929

Author : William Lee Younger
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2012-06-22
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9780486141695

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Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs, 1865-1929 by William Lee Younger Pdf

157 photographs, many never before reprinted, show the vitality and variety of old Brooklyn: waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights, Ebbets Field, Luna Park, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach Hotel, more.

A House on the Heights

Author : Truman Capote
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Page : 56 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015055166063

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A House on the Heights by Truman Capote Pdf

The tranquil life he led in the quiet enclave of Brooklyn Heights stood in sharp contrast to the glittering scene he adored on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, but for a few years in the 1950's and '60's, Truman Capote happily made his home in a yellow brick house on Willow Street. By turns wistful and farcical, A House on the Heights vividly evokes a neighborhood Capote described as among Brooklyn's "splendid contradictions," a world of grand homes and dimly recalled gentility, of mysterious warehouses and cartoonish street thugs, of antiques and dowagers, a broad yard overhung with wisteria, and the famous Esplanade with its incomparable view—all rendered in Capote's deft and stylish prose.

Brooklyn

Author : John B. Manbeck
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2008-08-29
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781614237891

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Brooklyn by John B. Manbeck Pdf

From America's first suburb to its favorite borough, Brooklyn is by all accounts matchless. Taking readers away from the film sets and off the tour buses, borough historian John Manbeck reveals the communities that have defined its diverse neighborhoods, from the early Dutch settlers to today's colonizing hipsters. Through urbanism and war, depression and gentrification, Manbeck's columns, first printed in the Brooklyn Eagle and now collected here, show Brooklyn for what it isa cultural and social nonpareil that just happens to sit across the East River from Manhattan.

The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn

Author : Suleiman Osman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 359 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2012-11-29
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199930340

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The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn by Suleiman Osman Pdf

An original and captivating history of gentrification, this book challenges the conventional wisdom that New York City began a comeback in the 1990s, locating the roots of Brooklyn's revival in the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Osman examines the emergence of a progressive coalition as young, well-educated brownstoners joined with poorer residents to battle city planners and local machine politicians. Deftly mixing architectural, cultural, and political history, this book offers an eye-opening perspective on the post-industrial city.