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GERRITSEN BEACH

According to this site, all houses in the 5 boroughs were photographed in 1939-41 for tax purposes. You can get the photos for $$$:

 

A link about the GB Vollies.
http://www.nycremsco.org/HealthNews/Volume1/Number1/9.html

 

Borough President Howard Golden has a link to GB Memories.

 

1010 President Street's Neighborhoods section describes Marine Park and Gerritsen Creek in 1939:
http://www.brooklyn.net/ashkenaz/neighborhoods/marine_park.html

 

From Driving Tigers Magazine, stories with Gerritsen Beach as a backdrop:

 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Repo Blues

Secret Life of a Repo Man

Tinker's Dam

 

Some photos of GB today:

WEB SITES OF OTHER GERRITSEN BEACHERS

John Parker:  Contains his bio and information about his music work: http://hometown.aol.com/parker1028

 

Fantastic photos of Gerritsen Beaches waterways taken by Paul Matinka and set up by Michael Taylor:
http://neweraphoto.com/gerritsenbeach.htm 

 

and of folks at a 2002 GB awards ceremony:

  http://neweraphoto.com/gbawards2002.htm

 

Tom Devine: http://www.2devine.com/

 

Rosemarie Burtchell: http://www.lilitaly.homestead.com/welcome.html

LOCAL SCHOols and Churches

St. James Lutheran Church; another St James Site

 

 

Dennis Jensen's site with additional Resurrection's graduation class photos: http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/djensen/gbrs.htm
 

James Madison High School Page:

 

 

 

Sheepshead Bay High School Page:

 

Sheepshead Bay Alumni Association: http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Docks/7374/

MAPS AND AERIAL VIEWS

Satellite images of Gerritsen Beach.

 

Satellite view of Floyd Bennett Field.

 

A large collection of photos and some fascinating (if slow) maps of Brooklyn at the Library of Congress's American Memory Home Page--search on Brooklyn or Sheepshead Bay, for example:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html

NEW YORK, BROOKLYN, and Long Island

The Lost Creek: 

 

St. Brendan's:

 

A web site devoted to New York's historical resources and assets.

http://gothamcenter.org

 

The Brooklyn Information page (many old maps): http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~blkyn/Bklyn.Info.Page.html

 

A history of Fort Tilden, located on the Rockaway peninsula between Breezy Point and Jacob Riis Park: http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/4634/

 

The history of Floyd Bennett Field: http://www.aero-web.org/history/fbennett/fbennett.htm

 

http://www.geocities.com/floyd_bennett_field/index.html

 

Forgotten New York:

 

Queens:

 

Brooklyn: http://brooklyn-usa.org

 

Staten Island: http://statenislandusa.com

 

New York City: http://nyc.gov

 

Unofficial Sheepshead Bay Home Page: http://www.brooklyncigars.com/brooklyn.html

 

History of Long Island:

 

History of the Long Island Motor Parkway:

 

History of the Sheepshead Bay Racetrack:

 

The Brooklyn Board (a Brooklyn bulletin board): http://softech-consulting.com/brooklyn/

 

This looks like an "official" Brooklyn site. It mentions an archaeological dig of the mill site in its Brooklyn history section: http://www.brooklynonline.com

 

Dyker Heights Web Page:http://www.dykerheights.com

 

Featuring the dogs of Marine Park and the Gerritsen Creek salt marsh:

marineparkdogs.com

LINKS FOR FUN

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Last changed: April 11, 2005