A History of Park Slope in 20 Objects
On Sunday, the New York Times ran a History of New York in 50 Objects. This morning, Brooklyn Magazine ran a History of Brooklyn in 20 objects. Well, here’s the beginning of my history of Park Slope in 20 plus objects. Send in your suggestions. More illustrations to come.
1. Linden Trees
2. The Old Stone House, site of the first and largest battle of the Revolutionary War; and baseball field where Brooklyn Dodgers first played when they were a farm team.
3. Grand Army Plaza (1867)
4. The Montauk Club (1891)
8. PS 321
11. Connecticut Muffin
12. Stoop Sales
13. The Community Bookstore, writers, books, the lizard…
15. Two Boots: a wad of pizza dough
16. Squad One
17. Purple wrapping paper from Little Things
18. Lisa Polansky’s shop
19. Yoga mats
20. Tea Lounge
22. Zuzu’s Petals (est. 1971)
23-40. Leopoldi’s Hardware, Jackie’s Fifth Amendment & Smith’s, O’Connors (if it survives), Bagel Hole, Seventh Avenue Donuts, Fifth Avenue Bingo Hall, Connie on Fifth, Neergaard Pharmacy, Frame houses (front & back).
Farther south: Sandy’s, Eagle Provisions, Luigi’s, Guerrero’s, McGovern-Weir greenhouse. Gone almost yesterday: Catene’s & Timboo’s.
Send in your suggestions…