Author Archive | Rebecca

The Lo-Down covers the Urban Memory Project

Check out the article “Urban Memory Project Teaches High Schoolers to Understand Changing Neighborhoods”  (http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2012/03/urban-memory-project-teaches-high-schoolers-to-understand-changing-neighborhoods.html#more-56086) by Local Lower East Side news source The Lo-Down, who  interviewed UMP’s Rebecca Krucoff and Seward Park librarian, Sean Ferguson, about their current Urban Memory Project collaboration.  The article gives an overview of their work with the Lower Manhattan Arts […]

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Urban Memory Project begins pilot Lower East Side program

The Urban Memory Project begins its first venture into Manhattan with a partnership at the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LOMA).  Co-founder Rebecca Krucoff and teacher Maria Zagoreos are leading students on an exploration of the neighborhood’s history and current issues and engaging them in the question “What is the greater good for the Lower East […]

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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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Park Slope

Students at the Secondary School for Research took to the streets of the rapidly changing Park Slope, their school’s “backyard,” to document evidence of gentrification in the neighborhood. Their photos include evidence of rising rents and taller buildings, images of new construction and fading store fronts, inspiring the question: what does a community risk losing […]

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Coney Island and Gowanus

Coney Island and Gowanus, while each unique and distinct, both represent neighborhoods in flux. As part of their Urban Memory Project, students at the Secondary School for Research and their teacher, Michael Salak, explored the evolving character of these areas by documenting snippets of a struggle to preserve the past as we face the economic […]

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Our Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Secondary School for Research students, after examining their school’s and local communities, focused their attention on changes they see in their own Brooklyn neighborhoods, documenting shifts in the urban landscapes of Prospect Heights, Flatbush, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, and Crown Heights, among others.

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Students at Secondary School for Research Document A Changing Brooklyn

Seniors at the Secondary School for Research and their teacher, Michael Salak, collaborated with Urban Memory Project in the Fall semester of the 2010/11 school year to consider changes both subtle and sudden occurring in the Brooklyn landscape. Students studied a variety of issues facing the borough, including new development projects in Coney Island and […]

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