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Other destinations include an opulent brownstone home in Bedford-Stuyvesant's historic district, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, provider of military vessels (and jobs) since before the War of 1812. And while there are far too many Brooklyn stories to tell in a single program -- hence the "Part 1" in the show's title -- no tour of the borough would be complete without stops at Coney Island, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Junior's Restaurant, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and other celebrated landmarks. There's also a pilgrimage to Ebbets Field, the site of the former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, where an apartment complex now stands. "With a little imagination," muses David Hartman, "you can almost hear the crack of the bat and the voice of Red Barber."

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
 
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Thirteen's next walking tour with Hartman and Lewis, an exploration of Central Park, is slated for December, 2000. A WALK AROUND BROOKLYN (PART 1) WITH DAVID HARTMAN AND HISTORIAN BARRY LEWIS is produced by James Nicoloro. Michael A. Fields is executive producer. Ward Chamberlin, Thirteen's vice president, is executive in charge. Major funding is provided by KeySpan. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding is provided by The Empire Insurance Group; GreenPoint Bank; The Jerome S. Belson Foundation; The New York State Education Department; The Friends of Thirteen, Inc.; J. Dozier Hasty; The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation; and the Honorable Howard Golden, Brooklyn Borough President.

 

 

 

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