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A Film Studio Grows in Brooklyn

As of Fall 2015, America’s oldest architectural artifacts to the early film industry still remain in Midwood, Brooklyn — the Vitagraph Co. smokestack and the square block open lot of the first modern film studio ever built on American soil– and are in danger of imminent demolition as the site is owned by a real estate developer. […]

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New Gowanus Canal STEM Curriculum Now Available

New Gowanus Canal STEM Curriculum Now Available

Over the course of the last year the Urban Memory Project partnered with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to develop a robust STEM middle school curriculum focused on the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn. The curriculum package features pre, post and field lessons, background text, maps and handouts; integrated Science, ELA and Social Studies content; alignment with Common Core Standards; and Next Generation Science Standards

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UMP 10th Anniversary!

Urban Memory Project is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Fall!  Throughout Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 look to our blog for a variety of special posts.  We’ll be highlighting personal histories, interviewing key community figures, and inviting guest bloggers among other exciting posts! Stay tuned for news and more. Thank you! Rebecca and the Urban […]

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Knickerbocker Village

Great Aunt Gittel & Cherry St. in the LES

In 2011, a designer friend of the Urban Memory Project redesigned our website and unwittingly inspired my own Urban Memory Project. The central feature of the site’s new homepage was a full-screen image that merged two photographs from the same vantage point captured nearly 100 years apart. The view was of Monroe Street in the […]

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Student Exhibition at Park Slope Collegiate

On Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Students participating in an Urban Memory Project at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School, presented their work in a formal exhibition as part of the school’s Performance Night.  2015 marked the 10th anniversary of UMP’s partnership with the school, and the eighth year UMP’s founder, Rebecca Krucoff, has worked with co-teacher […]

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