Admiring the splendor of the Brooklyn Bridge

I’ve been across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge so many times, but each time, it strikes me with its beauty. Years ago, back in college, I took a course with David McCullough and we read his fabulous The Great Bridge that delves into the engineering feat of John and Washington Roebling in building this bridge 1869-1883.…

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Exploring Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY / Kimberly Sullivan

For years, I’ve “meant to get out” to Prospect Bark, Brooklyn’s largest public park, but it is only this past summer that I visited for the first time. Prospect Park is one of New York’s “historical” parks, it was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux – of Central Park fame. It was first…

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