Since getting on Facebook, I’ve found old friends and collegues dating back to elementary school. Today, through my friends network, I’ve learned about The East New York Project. This site documents the history of the neighborhood where I grew up, and the history dates back over 100 years. Simply Fascinating. It’s great to see and in this case, experience the power of the Internet as it connects and reconnects people long lost. In fact, my 1st grade class photo is on the site, guess which one is me 😉
The East New York Project is a multimedia archive of the history of my childhood neighborhood. In general, it is the area currently referred to as the Highland Park area in Brooklyn, bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the south, Elderts Lane to the East, and Broadway to the West. However we also feature pictures and history south of Atlantic as well. It is intended to be a collaborative effort, and contributions in the form of stories, pictures, and even video are welcome. Use the menu bar above to navigate to areas of interest.