A center marking one of pre-Civil War America's largest free black communities is in danger of closing.
PHeymont finds the Brooklyn Historical Society as interesting from outside as from inside.
Winter is over at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. These are just a few of the signs of spring encountered on a walk last week.
PHeymont shares his walk on Brooklyn Bridge with an emphasis on the bridge itself—history, details and its "bones."
PHeymont shares a favorite walk, across the Brooklyn Bridge, with its views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn
An intriguing artwork at the Brooklyn Museum provokes public discussion over its meaning.
The museum has a great sculpture garden, but most of its exhibits are rescues from New York's relentless redevelopment.
PHeymont makes first acquaintance of a fabled landmark, home to many 'permanent New Yorkers.'
PHeymont takes an out-of-season walk through his favorite (and nearby) botanical garden as winter gives it a different look.
A look at the work of M.C. Escher, known widely for his impossible geometry, reveals more than meets the eye.
A sea of carts waiting for shoppers blends into an abstraction in this view outside a Brooklyn 'big box' store.
PHeymont was visiting Brooklyn Bridge Park when he spotted this view of Lower Manhattan, looking across the remains of once-busy piers.
Brooklyn's Prospect Park has lots of statues and sculptural details, but not all of them get the attention they're worth. PHeymont looks at a few.
PHeymont had never seen fringed tulips before an early spring walk through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Jonathan L walks us through New York's 'first commuter suburb' and now one of the city's most historic and interesting neighborhoods.