Artist Wolfgang Staehle inadvertently captured the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center on his webcam.
On June 8, Hugh Ryan, the founder of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, will share his research on the queer histories of the Brooklyn Waterfront in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral historian discusses the museum’s new online platform for audio.
On February 7, art historian Kellie Jones will be in conversation with blogger Kimberly Drew at Brooklyn Historical Society.
Before Truman Capote’s society girl Holly Golightly appeared in the November 1958 issue of Esquire, the author was in a heated argument with his editor over visuals.
Brooklyn has long touted its status as the unofficial fourth largest city in the United States, if not for the so-called “great mistake of 1898” — the consolidation of New York City.
History nerds and Brooklynophiles, rejoice! The Brooklyn Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library have teamed up to put large chunks of their collections online. The result is Brooklyn Visual Heritage, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a website devoted to a visual history of the borough.
Here at Hyperallergic we are allergic to a lot — dust, nuts, cats, insipid art criticism, bad art shows, people who suck. Enter our weekly remedy: a list of exhibitions and events that will serve as your weekly dose of art medicine. Here is this week’s prescription …
On Tuesday the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a new historic district surrounding Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn. Dubbed the Borough Hall Skyscraper District, the area encompasses 21 architecturally distinct skyscrapers and office buildings that pepper Court, Remsen, Montague, Livingston and Joralemon streets. Our reaction here at Hyperallergic to the news was, “What? There’s an entire district of historic skyscrapers in Brooklyn?!” As a Brooklyn-based blog, we were shocked that this architectural treasure trove had somehow slipped under our radar, but proud to learn that Manhattan isn’t the only borough with skyscraper bragging rights.