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Mr. Barne's Steel Shod Players Beat a Nine of Amateurs

The Lost Sport of Ice Baseball that Originated in Brooklyn: First played in 1861. "The rules to ice baseball were essentially the same as for regular baseball but with certain concessions:" [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on May 12, 2016 - 4 comments

and thus began my morbid fascination

The Morbid Anatomy Museum, a treasure trove of pathological and funereal curiosities, antique medical models, and anatomical art pledged to "exploring the intersections of death, beauty, and that which falls between the cracks," has opened its doors to the public in Gowanus, Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Jul 1, 2014 - 18 comments

The Horrific Gowanus.

Video of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, a newly minted Superfund site in all its horrific glory. SLYT (via Brownstoner
posted by R. Mutt on Sep 27, 2010 - 42 comments

Go on, us!

Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, long nicknamed the "Lavender Lake" for its copious oil slicks, has gained a new title : Superfund Site. New Yorkers respond with really cool photography. While some developers bow out in light of the recent news, other area developers, hoping for a speedy cleanup of the industrial waste and, uh ... other things ... vow to continue their plans to revitalize the formerly-industrial corridor.
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 4, 2010 - 26 comments

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