26 Boroughs of Brooklyn, Project Report

 

We have finally completed our journey through our 26 Boroughs of Brooklyn. THANK YOU for traveling it with us! In order to give the full picture of the process of our project, we have put together a Project Report giving you a better idea of what we accomplished over the past three-ish years and the lessons we've learned together.

Thanks again for your support!

 

 

26 Boroughs of Brooklyn

We visited 26 neighborhoods in Brooklyn and put together a pack of postcards marking very cool places to visit and lots of good eats in BK.

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About the project

Brooklyn is our borough. It’s where Junket started and where many of us have spent the majority of our lives. It’s made up of many neighborhoods that are all different and special in their own way - kind of like those of us who make up Junket. 

Our project, 26 boroughs of brooklyn, walks you through our Brooklyn.  

You will have twenty six postcards, a map, and a list of good eats that will bring you to unique finds and hidden historical landmarks. The postcards not only tell the story of Brooklyn, but our story as well. 

The miles walked in the rain to capture Red Hook’s harbor, the frozen toes all worth it to see Bushwick’s history come alive, and the countless gems we stumbled upon that revealed our borough’s history in a whole new way. All the incredible food we found to fuel our steps as we explored each neighborhood made it even better! 

We invite you

Follow in our footsteps. Take your own trip through our quirky and unique journey using our postcards as a guide and see what else is still  undiscovered. When you stumble upon something you think we'll like, please share it with us!  

Thank you

For walking with us, allowing us to tell you our story and for taking a look at Brooklyn through our eyes.  

Travel BK!

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Bay Ridge

Transportation

R Train to Bay Ridge Ave.

Local Eats

The Burger Bistro 7217 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY 11209

Postcard Blurb

words of wisdom found near the 69th st. pier in bay ridge. the truth will set you free to be at peace.

Junket Tip

Walk toward the water on 69th St and find “Live the Truth” etched under the overpass.

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Bedford Stuyvesant

Transportation

A/C Train to Utica Ave

Local Eats

Peaches [Southern Cuisine] 393 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn NY 11233

Postcard Blurb

here I sit because I am not allowed to stand at the corner of malcom x and decatur st in bedstuy. 

Junket Tip

The Bedstuy Guy sits on an overhang at Malcolm X between Decatur St. and Bainbridge St.

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Boerum Hill

Transportation

 F Train to Bergen St.

Postcard Blurb

head over to 108 wyckoff st. in boerum hill to see the sea of colors displayed at the mosaic house

Junket Tip

Nestled between Smith and Hoyt St. the stunning Mosaic House stands at 108 Wyckoff St. See if you can find the hidden “celebrate love” and “celebrate life” pieces.

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Brighton Beach

Transportation

B/Q Train to Brighton Beach

Local Eats

Pack a picnic and enjoy some sandwiches on the beach!

Postcard Blurb

visit brighton beach, a notable russian enclave, to see a seaside retreat popular since the 19th century. 

Junket Tip

Walk down Brighton 6th St. toward the boardwalk and enjoy a family or solo outing on this scenic beach and feel fancy by having a picnic on the sand that used to hold the historic Brighton Hotel.

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Brooklyn Heights

        

 

 

 

Transportation

2/3 Train to Clark St.

Postcard Blurb

saying goodbye to one of the last independent cinemas in brooklyn, located on henry st in brooklyn heights since 1970 to 2015. 

Junket Tip

The historic Brooklyn Heights Cinema building is on the corner of Orange and Henry St. A Kickstarter raised money for the cinema to get a new digital projector to keep running at a new location: 170 Front St in DUMBO.

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Brownsville

           

 

 

 

 

Transportation

3 Train to Saratoga Ave.

Postcard Blurb

observe “intersections humanized,” showing the hard work and imagination brought to life in brownsville by the youth from the groundswell summer leadership institute.

Junket Tip

Inspired by a visit to the borough’s own Brooklyn Museum, the youth participants decided to focus on “the idea of creating a fabric of interwoven material.” We think it’s beautiful that someone in the community is taking the initiative and creating inspiring art so close to our homes. This mural includes Brownsville houses, streets, faces, and a tree all rooted in inspirational words to show unity and pride in our community. 

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Bushwick

     

 

 

Transportation

J/Z Train to Gates Ave.

Local Eats

Angie’s Breakfast Spot 1637 Broadway

Postcard Blurb

take a stroll down memory lane via bushwick ave between bleeker and menahan st. to see the artistic and eye-catching italianate rowhouses developed by Jacob Murr in 1889.

Junket Tip

Stroll down Bushwick Ave. between Bleecker and Menahan St. Check out the Italianate Rowhouses that span from 945 to 965 Bushwick Ave.

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Canarsie

     

 

 

Transportation

L Train to Canarsie then B42 to Canarsie Pier

Postcard Blurb

canarsie pier continues this community’s 300-year fishing tradition. grab your tackle box and enjoy the fresh breeze this portion of brooklyn has to offer.

Junket Tip

Get off at the last stop of the B42 and you’re at the pier. Bring along a fishing pole and see what you catch! Go visit on a hot summer's day and catch a nice breeze of the Jamaica Bay!

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Carroll Gardens

     

 

 

Transportation

F/G Train to Carroll St.

Local Eats

Prime Meats next door 465 Court St.

Postcard Blurb

constructed with the best Italian brick and marble, saint mary’s star of the sea church was completed in carroll gardens in 1855, and held the infamous al capone’s wedding in 1918.

Junket Tip

Walk just five blocks south of the train at 467 Court St. and catch a glimpse of the church where Al Capone was married.

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Clinton Hill

     

 

 

Transportation

G Train to Clinton-Washington Ave.

Local Eats

Brewklyn Grind 557 Myrtle Ave.

Postcard Blurb

in the heart of clinton hill at 248 dekalb ave. eliie balk (elliebalk.com) painted a community mural titled “you are here” to celebrate unity and diversity.

Junket Tip

See the “You Are Here” mural celebrating diversity and unity at 248 Dekalb Ave on the corner of Vanderbilt Ave.

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Cobble Hill

     

 

 

Transportation

F Train to Bergen St.

Local Eats

Joya Thai 215 Court St.

Postcard Blurb

the x and the o that make you go whoa! come to the sugar shop in cobble hill to satisfy your sweet tooth, on the corner of court and baltic st.

Junket Tip

Just walk toward Court and hang a left until you reach 254 Baltic St. where you can try one of the delicious salted caramels at the Sugar Shop.

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Coney Island

     

 

 

Transportation

D/F/N/Q Train to Coney Island

Local Eats

Try the funnel cake and mangoes shaped into roses sold by the water.

Postcard Blurb

once the largest amusement area in the u.s., coney island is home to the wonder wheel, which has been lighting up the summer sky since 1920.

Junket Tip

Walk toward Surf Ave. and listen for the seagulls to lead you to the boardwalk.

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Crown Heights

     

 

 

Transportation

2/5 Train to President St.

Local Eats

Neptune Diner II 699 Classon Ave.

Postcard Blurb

wander down president st. in the heart of crown heights to visit millionaire’s row and experience the beautifully preserved homes built in the 1890’s.

Junket Tip

Gawk at the gorgeous homes on Millionaire’s Row found on President St. between New York and Brooklyn Ave.

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Ditmas Park

     

 

 

Transportation

Q Train to Cortelyou Rd.

Local Eats

Mimi’s Hummus 1209 Cortelyou Rd

Postcard Blurb

have a grand time in ditams park seeing victorian mansions, tucked away on land formerly owned by the ditmas family.

Junket Tip

See the quirky and colorful Candy Land House at 317 Rugby Rd.

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Downtown Brooklyn

     

 

 

Transportation

2/3/4/5/R Train to Borough Hall

Local Eats

Grab a coffee where the magic all began! The Starbucks at Court St and Joralemon St. was Junket's original meeting place.

Postcard Blurb

make a wish and toss a coin in this fountain sitting outside borough hall (not pictured), the oldest public building in downtown brooklyn.

Junket Tip

Toss a coin in the fountain in the plaza found at Court St. and Remsen St.

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Dumbo

     

 

 

Transportation

F Train to York St.

Postcard Blurb

hoot hoot! a day of rain, but the vibrancy of dumbo remains! stroll down to pearl street triangle and grab a table nestled Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

Junket Tip

Walk down Jay St. and turn left on Water St. to find the owls perched at the Pearl Street Triangle.

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Dyker Heights

     

 

 

Transportation

R Train to 86th St.

Local Eats

Chubby’s Pizza 8424 13th Ave

Postcard Blurb

bundle up and head down to dyker heights for a christmas light extravaganza! 84th st. boasts a particularly dazzling display you won’t want to miss.

Junket Tip

Bundle up and trek down 86th to see these crazy Christmas light displays starting at 11th Ave.

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East New York

     

 

 

Transportation

C Train to Liberty Ave.

Local Eats

Easy Market Diner 2592 Atlantic Ave.

Postcard Blurb

embrace your adventurous side and journey to east new york to find this silent sound located on pitkin and granville payne (pennsylvania) ave., named after the famous jazz musician.

Junket Tip

Find the hidden guitar mosaic on Pennsylvania Ave. just north of Pitkin Ave.

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Flatbush

     

 

 

Transportation

3 Train to Saratoga Ave. then take the B7 Bus to Kings Hwy/Clarendon Rd

Local Eats

Sample the Rasta Pasta at Footprints Cafe 5814 Clarendon Rd.

Postcard Blurb

time stands still at the wyckoff farmhouse, one of brooklyn’s secret anachronisms, located in flatbush where the old meets the new.

Junket Tip

The Wyckoff Farmhouse, a historic gem, is tucked away at 5816 Clarendon Rd.

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Ft. Greene

     

 

 

Transportation

G Train to Fulton St or C Train to Lafayette St.

Local Eats

La Caye 35 Lafayette Ave.

Postcard Blurb

people fell so we all can stand. this memorial stands in fort greene park in memory of the prisoners taken during the revolutionary war.

Junket Tip

Find this Revolutionary War monument right in the middle of Ft. Greene Park and can be seen from downtown Brooklyn.

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Greenpoint

     

 

 

Transportation

G Train to Nassau Ave.

Local Eats

Peter Pan Donuts 727 Manhattan Ave.

Postcard Blurb

tick tock the time has stopped at this historic greenpoint clock.

Junket Tip

Walk out of the train toward Norman Ave. to see this historic clock where time has stopped at 735 Manhattan Ave.

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Park Slope

     

 

 

Transportation

R Train to Union St.

Local Eats

Song Thai 295 5th Ave.

Postcard Blurb

the old stone house is the site of the battle of brooklyn in the revolutionary war. “what brave men I must this day lose,” george washington sadly declared while viewing the battle.

Junket Tip

Walk down 4th Ave. until you reach 3rd St. Take a left and you’ll find The Old Stone Housein the middle of Washington Park between 4th and 5th Ave.

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Prospect Park

     

 

 

Transportation

2/3 Train to Grand Army Plaza

Local Eats

Hot chocolate at the Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza

Postcard Blurb

picture this: emerging from a tunnel filled with echoes where darkness meets light and people find hope in prospect park.

Junket Tip

Enter the park across from the Brooklyn Public Library to find the tunnel.

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Red Hook

     

 

 

Transportation

2/3/4/5 Train to Borough Hall then B61 toward Red Hook

Local Eats

Fort Defiance 365 Van Brunt St.

Postcard Blurb

we all make mistakes, some just turn out better than others. thank you red hook we needed the laugh!

Junket Tip

Get off at Van Brunt and Beard St to find this quirky sign near Sunny’s Bar at 253 Conover St.

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Sheepshead Bay

Transportation

B/Q Train to Sheepshead Bay.

Postcard Blurb

new york's first public holocaust memorial holds the name of every country effected and sits at the sheepshead bay footbridge.

Junket Tip

Walk toward the water on Sheepshead Bay Road and hang a right at the water. Find the holocaust memorial at the corner of Emmons and West End Avenue.

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Williamsburg

     

 

 

Transportation

L Train to Bedford Ave.

Local Eats

Go in the summer and sample the Smorgasburg (90 Kent Ave.)

Postcard Blurb

this work of art was created in 2014 to honor the historic domino sugar factory, built in 1882, before its demolition.

Junket Tip

Walk southeast and find where the historic Domino Sugar Factory once sat at S. 1st St. and Kent Ave. Sadly, the main building was torn down just after this photo was taken.

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Local Brooklyn shops selling 26 Boroughs of Brooklyn!

You can find the 26B Postcard Pack being sold locally at Owl & Thistle General Store in Crown Heights! 

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