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Gowanus 2011

Students at Park Slope Collegiate and their teacher, Michael Salak, have been engaged in an Urban Memory Project since the Fall.  Among their studies, the students have turned their gaze to the Gowanus neighborhood, researching various points of view on what is best for this evolving community.  Students have spoken to area residents, urban planners, […]

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Tribute to UMP Supporter
Si Scheiner

The Urban Memory Project is grateful to the late Si Scheiner, in whose name a financial gift was donated to our school programs by his niece and nephew, Rachel and David Scheiner. Si Scheiner’s generosity enabled the Urban Memory Project to upgrade the technology used by students to document and present their research of changing […]

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Student photographs on New York Times blog

Fabian McGriff, Kayla Brown and Keith Brown, students from Urban Memory Projects at the Secondary School for Research (2009) and the Brooklyn School for Global Studies (2007), each documented the Gowanus Canal during their study of the issues facing that area of Brooklyn. Their photographs, along with approximately 200 others, have been posted as part […]

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Students Photographs 2009

In the fall of 2009 UMP students at the Secondary School for Research closely examined the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus, both of which continue to be impacted by the trends of migration, development, and gentrification. The students took photo walks, read articles, researched the neighborhoods’ histories and argued their opinions in seminars and […]

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Documenting a Disappearing Coney Island

The future of Coney Island is in the balance. Organizations from the Municipal Arts Society’s “Imagine Coney Island” to the City of New York, to Joseph Sitt’s Thor Equities to Charles Denson’s Coney Island History Project are trying to figure out what is best for this much beloved amusement area at the edge of Brooklyn. […]

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Learning from the Park Slope Oral History Project

The Park Slope Civic Council’s Civic News has just published a piece about its collaboration with UMP, the Secondary School for Research and the Old Stone House around interviewing Park Slope “old-timers.” Students from the school will be transcribing and editing the interviews to post on the Civic Council and Brooklyn Historical Society web sites, […]

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Urban Memory Project joins Youth Intiative

The Urban Memory Project (UMP) has been invited to participate in a Youth Initiative conference in April, 2008. Youth from across the country will convene in NYC to discuss issues of urban planning and the future of cities. Urban Memory Project students from across Brooklyn will give voice to their ideas and opinions in a […]

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