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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently, Urban Memory Project sat down with the one of the co-owners of Community Bookstore, Ezra Goldstein, to talk to him about his experience of moving from Cincinnati, Ohio to Park Slope, Brooklyn, right in the middle of the 1980s crack epidemic. I, Reuben Jaffe-Goldstein, grew up in Park Slope and spent my entire childhood […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
Check out these photographs of Brooklyn neighborhoods by students at Park Slope Collegiate Secondary School. Thank you to Michael Salak, PSC teacher, and photographers Erica McDonald, Ruddy Roye, and Katja Heinemann for sharing their time and expertise. Beautiful work PSC seniors!
Yesterday Gothamist posted an interesting article about gentrification, change, and accountability in their ”Ask a Native New Yorker” series. It’s quick read, and worth checking out for anyone who self-identifies as a gentrifier or victim of gentrification.