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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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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The Community Bookstore: The History of Modern Park Slope in a Store Front

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 […]

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Our Street visits with UMP

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 […]

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UMP partners with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy

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. […]

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