Tag Archives | Park Slope

Student Podcasts Narrate a Changing Brooklyn

Students at Park Slope Collegiate, Manuel Brito and Franciely Paulino, and their teachers, Louise Bauso and Michael Salak, worked with Paul Allison,the coordinator of the student writing blog Youth Voices Live  to learn the skills of podcast creation for their Brooklyn History course.  The students then applied their newly developed skills to an Urban Memory Project […]

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Video: The Dark Light of This Nothing

We came across this video by Erica McDonald that chronicles that changes in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn through the impact of gentrification on long-term residents.  A very powerful and inventive project combining photographic stills and narrative voice-overs.  To learn more about Erica and her work visit her site here. the dark light of […]

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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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Students Photographs 2009

In the fall of 2009 UMP students at the Secondary School for Research closely examined the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus, both of which continue to be impacted by the trends of migration, development, and gentrification. The students took photo walks, read articles, researched the neighborhoods’ histories and argued their opinions in seminars and […]

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Learning from the Park Slope Oral History Project

The Park Slope Civic Council’s Civic News has just published a piece about its collaboration with UMP, the Secondary School for Research and the Old Stone House around interviewing Park Slope “old-timers.” Students from the school will be transcribing and editing the interviews to post on the Civic Council and Brooklyn Historical Society web sites, […]

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