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6:30 p.m. Bushwick is Burning

November 17, 2014, 6:30pm8:00pm

Last Wall, June 1982, by Meryl Meisler
Last Wall, June 1982, by Meryl Meisler

Jonathan Mahler, NY Times media reporter and author of the critically acclaimed Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning, moderates this panel exploring Bushwick’s 1970s nadir. Photographer Meryl Meisler, a tenant lawyer, FDNY fire marshal, Community Board manager, and displaced resident – will discuss their experiences on the frontlines of urban neglect.

This event appears as part of Brooklyn’s On Fire!: a partner series with Green-Wood and Brooklyn Historical Society dedicated to one of history’s hottest subjects – fire and firefighting. Brooklyn’s history of conflagrations is dynamic, transformative, and plenty surprising. In four parts, we’ll rove the borough to examine the heroes, the history, and even the chefs.

Tickets are free for BHS and Green-Wood members and $5 for non-members. To reserve tickets, click here.

This event takes place at the Brooklyn Historical Society.


November 17, 2014
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Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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