Photograph by Larry Racioppo, Courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society

Presented by Untapped Cities’ partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society

Untapped Cities Insiders are invited to attend a discussion the history and culture of Brooklyn in the 1970s and 80s through the lens of street photography. “Remembering the 70s and 80s: A Bygone Brooklyn,” inspired by the gritty images captured in photographer Larry Racioppo’s new book, Brooklyn Before: Photographs, 1971-1983, will feature Racioppo others who remember Brooklyn as it was, including novelist and New York Daily News columnist Denis Hamill and journalist Tom Robbins of the Village Voice and New York Daily News. They will also be joined by Julia Van Haaften, founding curator of the New York Public Library’s photography collection.

DATE: Wednesday, November 28, 6:30PM–8:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($10 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Wednesday, November 14th at 12PM EST


If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 11/14 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes placeEach booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

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See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.