Tag: womens-history-month

The legacy of Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who saved the Brooklyn Bridge

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Mar. 25, 2024 By Isabel Song Beer Emily Warren Roebling remains one of the most influential women in the history of New York City after she contributed immensely to the design and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. Despite the bridge being one of the most photographed sites in the world, few know the…
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Bed-Stuy artist makes lampshades cool again

Ivy Karlsgodt poses for a portrait inside her Bedford-Stuyvesant home studio on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Karlsgodt hand makes lamp shades for her business, Ace of Shades.

Mar. 6, 2024 By Isabel Song Beer When one thinks of social media virality, perhaps videos of an artist creating vintage-inspired silk lampshades aren’t the first thing to come to mind, but with a combined 1.36 million followers on Instagram and TikTok, 29-year-old Ivy Karlsgodt has created an expansive online audience by filming the process…
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BPL and partners to discuss gender and racial equality in two part seminar

Mar. 8, 2023 By Jada Camille

The Center for Brooklyn History (CBH), a historic sector of the Brooklyn Public Library, is partnering with a women-led collective to facilitate conversations on intersections of gender equality and racial justice in a two-part program in honor of Women’s History Month.