Recently, Urban Memory Project sat down with the one of the co-owners of Community Bookstore, Ezra Goldstein, to talk to him about his experience of moving from Cincinnati, Ohio to Park Slope, Brooklyn, right in the middle of the 1980s crack epidemic. I, Reuben Jaffe-Goldstein, grew up in Park Slope and spent my entire childhood […]
An integral part of UMP’s student programming involves bringing in experts from the field to discuss relevant current issues. Last week we were thrilled to host Aifuwa Ehigiator, CEO of Our Street, which develops low to moderate income communities through equity crowdfunding. Students at Park Slope Collegiate, site of our most current UMP, learned about the […]
UMP is working with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to meet GCC’s vision of creating an “open, clean, and alive canal watershed.” UMP science educator, Ann Fraioli, is working with GCC to create professional development opportunities and a series of in-class and in-the-field science experiences for elementary and middle-school teachers and students in the Gowanus area. […]
Partnering with the Museum of the City of New York, Urban Memory Project is offering a five session workshop series on reading, writing and documenting the city WHEN: Wednesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12, 2014, 4:30 – 6:30 pm WHERE: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, […]
Check out these photographs of Brooklyn neighborhoods by students at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School. Thank you to Michael Salak, PSC teacher, and photographers Erica McDonald, Ruddy Roye, and Katja Heinemann for sharing their time and expertise. Beautiful work PSC seniors!
Yesterday Gothamist posted an interesting article about gentrification, change, and accountability in their ”Ask a Native New Yorker” series. It’s quick read, and worth checking out for anyone who self-identifies as a gentrifier or victim of gentrification.
“Silent film studio? In Brooklyn?” My questions were in response to an idea Rebecca tossed out during a brainstorming session in January of this year. I work out at Brooklyn College, as an academic advisor for the Scholars Program of the Honors Academy, and wanted to design an Urban Memory Project workshop within our community for […]
For its eighth year UMP is partnering with Park Slope Collegiate to explore the history and issues facing the borough of Brooklyn. This year the emphasis is on students learning how to gather and synthesize primary source historical research to inform them on how different neighborhoods develop. So far the students have examined fire insurance […]
Al Criscillo was a barber on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg for 54 years. Starting in the 1960s he offered a free photo with every first haircut, the result being a large archive documenting Brooklyn patrons through the years. The resulting collection of photographs is currently on display at the City Reliquary Museum where they are housed […]
Check out Design Arts Daily’s interview with photographer, Brian Rose, about his project Time and Space on the Lower East Side – a series of photographs capturing the Lower East Side in the 1970s and 2000s. Rose discusses his connection to the the neighborhood, and muses on the constant change that defines life in the city. […]