Author Archive | Rebecca

Malik’s Musings #2: Censorship


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Malik Dodson is a high school senior at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School.  Last year Malik participated in an Urban Memory Project and is a guest blogger for UMP this Fall. I’ve mentioned before that Park Slope Collegiate’s Class of 2016 have a Brooklyn History class.  I’ve also mentioned that a part of their curriculum […]

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Dispatches from Brooklyn History


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Holly Ann Cocco is a high school senior at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School.  Last year Holly participated in an Urban Memory Project and is a guest blogger for UMP this Fall.  DISPATCHES FROM BROOKLYN HISTORY In the second week of school students from Park Slope Collegiate got the opportunity to attend the Photoville exhibit, […]

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Malik’s Musings #1


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Malik Dodson is a high school senior at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School.  Last year Malik participated in an Urban Memory Project and is a guest blogger for UMP this Fall. Park Slope Collegiate’s Class of 2016 have Brooklyn History as their social studies class. Throughout this class, they will touch on several topics such […]

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UMP welcomes our student guest-bloggers: Malik and Holly!


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Meet Malik and Holly, two seniors at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School who will be guest blogging for UMP this Fall!  Stay tuned and keep up to date as Holly recounts the various activities of students in their Urban Memory Project Brooklyn History course in Dispatches from Brooklyn History, and enjoy the reflections of Malik […]

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UMP 10th Anniversary!


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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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Knickerbocker Village

Great Aunt Gittel & Cherry St. in the LES


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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


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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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Our Street visits with UMP


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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


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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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FIVE SESSION FALL AFTERSCHOOL SERIES: READING, WRITING, AND DOCUMENTING THE CITY


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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, […]

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