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tinkling flames

Finishing up a trip to Sheepshead Bay, in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Last week, I told you a bit about the NY Aquarium… 580 more words

New York City

considerable distance

Back to southeast Brooklyn, in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Last week, I described taking a trip “back home” to the south eastern section of Brooklyn which spawned me. 1,886 more words

New York City

Summering in Sheepshead Bay

Not sure where to beat the summer heat? A century ago you could have taken rooms at Jones’ Cottages, a compound of seven boarding houses in Sheepshead Bay clustered around the southeast corner of Jerome Avenue and East 19th Street. 161 more words

Sheepshead Bay

Motion Picture: Racing at Sheepshead Bay

From the Library of Congress collection “America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915” comes this short gem depicting something dear to “Racetrack” Higgins’ heart, a horse race at the Sheepshead Bay Racetrack. 36 more words

General

Hemingway, Brooklyn, Wheelers and Kingsborough

In Gravesend Bay, the most famous shipbuilding company was the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corporation, a collection of wooden sheds at the foot of Cropsey Avenue in Coney Island Creek founded by Howard Wheeler — a Bensonhurst resident — in 1910. 961 more words

Brooklyn

Papou's House in Sheepshead Bay

I love going to the home of my Kostakos grandparents in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Sitting on a very rare double-wide lot, it was spacious and airy inside with beautifully manicured lawns and gardens surrounding it. 561 more words

Genealogy

Scanfest: Saving Yiayia's Photos

When Hurricane Sandy flooded Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in October 2012,we worried about the water damage in our aunt’s basement and the reconstruction that would be required. 663 more words

Genealogy