Monday, October 05, 2009

Clear Brooklyn Night



It was just chilly and breezy enough to be spooky on my roof this evening, and I tried to capture it with a few long exposures. They don't really do the crisp fall weather justice, but I enjoyed the colors that found their way into the photos.

Phoebe Neidl wrote a great profile of Brooklyn historian Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that ran today, complete with some great pieces of local lore. Who knew the Redcoats camped Hessian mercenaries at Franklin and Bergen during the Revolution? Kelly's latest book, on Crown Heights and Weeksville, is out now.

Also, the Dutch Boy Paints sign on Franklin at St. John's has come down. I thoroughly enjoyed this vintage piece of the storefront, so I hope that whatever comes in is worth the loss.

3 comments:

  1. It's a shame to see that sign come down... I realize it wasn't advertising an actual store anymore, but still cool seeing it there. Any idea where it ended up? It would be pretty swell to see it as wall art in a local store or something.

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  2. ARTIE, DONT WORRY SIGN IS OK ,YOU WILL SEE IT AGAINE VERY SOON.

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