Next Meeting - October 19, 2016 – Wednesday
Shore Hill Neighborhood Center (Community Room between East
& West Building)
Shore Hill Residence, 9000 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Start
time is 7:30 PM.
Light refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and open to
This month we are honored to have John B. Manbeck, Professor Emeritus, Kingsborough Community College as our speaker. Professor Manbeck will be discussing and showing a PowerPoint on the history and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. When this landmark Bridge opened it was known as one of the 8 wonders of the world!
Professor Manbeck was the Brooklyn Borough Historian between 1993-2002, taught English and Journalism for 32 years at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) and is now professor-emeritus. Among his publications is the text for Coney Island Kaleidoscope, (1991) with contemporary photos by Lynn Butler. He edited Neighborhoods of Brooklyn for Yale University Press/Citizens Committee of NYC (1998 with a new, revised paperback edition in 2004) and wrote the text for The Brooklyn Century (2001), a Brooklyn Borough Hall publication. He served as consultant to Ric Burns in his "American Experience" production, Coney Island, and has appeared on Discovery and A&E channels for their programs Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island as well as on "Walk Around Brooklyn, Part 1" for Channel 13.