Brooklyn Best is a new documentary that showcases the stories of our neighbors, as they recall their most treasured memories and share their local insights about growing up, living in, and experiencing the culture of New York's "borough of Kings." Share your stories, pictures and videos below, and we may include them in the upcoming broadcast on WNET stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. Tell us about the special times and places you remember and the times you will never forget.
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Gary Fisher

My first parachute jump was in Coney Island, I was eleven. I was so scared. You weren't supposed to look down, but i did, that made it worse. Once we ...

Phil Curcuru

My friends and myself are from Brooklyn in the sixties and put together a short film trailer of what we call Old Days. The music is original, written, produced and ...

Phil Curcuru

An original song tribute to Brooklyn. "Old Days" by The Atomik Age Project.

Joseph Aveni

Milford, CT, United States

Growing up in Brooklyn was a kid’s paradise in making lasting friendships. As kids growing up in Brooklyn we always thought of something to do or created games right out ...

Barbra Hana Austin


Moses was as tall as a tree and had bulgy muscles that he would make dance but only if we said pretty please with sugar on it. He was the ...

Scott Whitaker

Hicksville, NY, United States

I grew up on 14th street between 4/5 ave. I remember Germaine s department store on 5th ave. 1960/70s. Mother worked the soda fountain. Santa Claus on sec floor. Slot ...

Stella Ganney


The Brooklyn I grew up in was a most unique part of the city. My mother always called it Flatbush but, looking at the map, it was really Flatlands. We ...

Louise Krasnow Haaker

Bluffton, SC, United States

We were family in PS 238. Our house was next to the boy's yard and sometimes the baseball would come thru the kitchen window. My Rettel club jacket kept me ...

Gary Shulman

Brooklyn, NY, United States

I fondly remember taking boat rides from the Canarsie Pier when I was about 8 years old-I can still smell the fishy wonderful smell that our beautiful Pier produced. ...

Gary Shulman

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Let's talk Brooklyn Block parties! In the late 1950s on E. 104th St. in Canarsie, our block parities would bring out every single neighbor, food galore, music, dancing-pure Summer ...

Audris Santana


Born and raised in Park Slope,in the late 70s and 80s and early 90s, attended P.S. 172 " The Beacon of Excellence", William Alexander JHS,and later was accepted to an ...

Paul Guzzone

Pomona, NY, United States

Mary Ellen Bernard and I got married in 1983. We moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn and into our first apartment. As with many young people who left the hip upper ...

Nanette Girolamo

Huntington, NY, United States

We lived in Brooklyn until I was 7 years old (1960). I have the fondest memories from that time. Our grandparents lived right down the street from us, so running ...

Sylvia (Palmigiano) Nolde

Lindenhurst, NY, United States

Born on 2nd Place in Brooklyn, NY, I have many fond memories of the neighborhood that (till this day) I can still go back to and enjoy the fine foods ...

Pamela Fisher Wurm Wheeler

New Milford, CT, United States

My ties to Brooklyn are through maternal grandparents who lived on East 26th Street, near Clarendon Road and Rogers Avenue (Flatbush) - My mother graduated from Girls Commercial High ...