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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Cathy Gigante-Brown

Brooklyn, NY, United States

I don’t even know who took the photograph or when it was taken, but it made an indelible impression on me the first time I saw it. I rescued the ...

Gary Fisher

New York

Gary Fisher, NYC I was nine when my family moved to Ocean View Ave. (the ocean was no where in sight), between 10th st. and Coney Island Ave. (four miles from ...

David Gross

Morganville, NJ, United States

At the age of 15 I rode the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island. The first drop was like a free fall out of a window and I never rode ...

Joy Stein Obade

Born on Wallabout Street in Williamsburg, raised in Flatbush on Lincoln Road and Flatbush Avenue near Prospect Park. Dad and his brother owned J&S Hardware on Washington Avenue from 1952 ...

Marc Yelnick


Who knew? I was introduced to rock n' roll at the Alan Freed rock shows at the Paramount Theater in downtown Brooklyn. Lines around the block to get in, so ...

Geraldine Beale

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Brooklyn in my bones and i can't leave it alone. I grew up on the City Line of Brooklyn, It was wonderful, What I loved the most was the Ice ...

leonard markowitz

I was born and raised in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Like many youngsters, I had an assortment of part-time summer jobs working in the amusement area. One such ...

Jean Palley

west hartford, ct

I lived in Brooklyn until 1949, when I moved to Connecticut. I'm now in my 90's! It's hard to believe the changes that have occurred there! I lived in Flatbush, attended ...


Brooklyn, NY, United States

The bicentennial was great time for everyone on our block. We were first generation Italian American children on West 9th Street in Bensonhurst Brooklyn. Our Italian mothers who were the best ...

Nancy Damico

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Growing up in the 70's in an Italian American neighborhood of Bensonhurst Brooklyn was an experience. The rear yards were where we came together in the winter and in the ...

Denise Russo-Silverman

Smithtown, NY, United States

My family lived on Nelson St between Clinton and Court. On the corner was the most beautiful church St Mary Star Of The Sea. I remember going to Abraham and ...

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 ...