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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Warren Adler

The Brooklyn of my childhood and youth, roughly within a sixteen year span from 1932 to 1948, was lived betwixt two neighborhoods, Brownsville and Crown Heights, both Jewish enclaves then. ...

Jane Burgman Adams

When I think of Brooklyn, I think of Old Bushwick. I made my first birthday on Decatur Street in 1958. Dad worked for Schaeffer Beer Company and Mom said "we ...

Gary Shulman

Brooklyn, New York

When my younger brother Arthur was about to be born, we lived in Canarsie and we were in the midst of a full-out blizzard. Roads were impassable-not even police cars ...

My Brooklyn days began in 1943, when we moved from the Bronx to brighton beach, at age seven. I first attended PS 225 on Ocean View Ave, corner of Brighton 12th ...

Gary Shulman

Brooklyn, New York

When my grandfather lived with us in Canarsie around 1957 he was starting to lose some of his hearing. One day, there was a flood in our kitchen and water ...

Gary Shulman

Brooklyn, New York

When we lived next to P.S. 190 on Sheffield Ave. in East NY, at night the residents of the building would bring their folding chairs outside to sit and shmooze ...

Martin Levinson

Forest Hills, New York

My father left the army in 1947, and our family moved to a small one-bedroom apartment two blocks from Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Growing up, I ...

Joanne Iodice

Morristown, New Jersey

What a fabulous childhood growing up in Brooklyn. Loads of kids to play with on East 2nd and East 5th Streets between Aves U & T. PS 215, Lincoln High, ...

Gary Fisher

In the shade of the elevated tracks on Brighton Beach avenue, there were four stores that i could find blindfolded. The poultry store on a corner, was an assault on three ...

Enid Kanin

When I think of Brooklyn the first word that comes to mind is “neighborhood.”There was such a great feeling of belonging and friendship on East 29th Street between X & ...

Tina Manfredi

Brooklyn, , New York

Rain was our worse enemy...I still remember the smell of our vestibule. Musty but clean in a strange way. Foggy. We would stand in the steamy hallway drawing our names ...

Harriet Forman née Schulman

New York City, New York

When I think of growing up in Brooklyn, I think of PS 238, Lincoln HS, Coney Island and the Cyclone, the boardwalk and Nathan's. I remember watching my father place ...

Sara Jane Berman

Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The corner of Graham Avenue and Richardson Street. The time was the 1940's. My Grandmother, Maria Antonia Valentina Pellegrino owned the Apartment House at 460 Graham. My twin ...

Robin K Blum

Brooklyn, New York

I was born in Washington DC, but was drawn to New York City and the world of theater in the early 70s. When I met the Philly boy destined to ...

Gary Shulman

Brooklyn, New York

When we moved from East NY to Canarsie in 1955 it was a child's fantasy playground. Right near our house on E. 104th St. was an empty undeveloped lot with ...