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Book Talk: Abraham & Straus: It’s Worth a Trip from Anywhere

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $5

The shrinking Macy’s on Fulton Street was once home to an icon of Brooklyn’s Gilded Age prosperity: the Abraham & Straus department store. Author Michael Lisicky’s latest book brings this emporium’s history to life, from its 1865 founding through its postwar demise. Revel in historical trivia about secret jail cells and cheesecake contests, and hear how the company impacted its home borough with support for the Prospect Park Children’s Zoo, translation services for immigrant customers and more.

Details

Date:
April 16
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-abraham-straus-its-worth-a-trip-from-anywhere-tickets-41081545007

Venue

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Phone:
(718) 222-4111

Organizer

Brooklyn Historical Society
Phone:
(718) 222-4111
Website:
http://brooklynhistory.org/

Other

Your name
Jeanne Hodesh
Your email
jhodesh@brooklynhistory.org
Your phone number
718-222-4111
Email
brooklynhistory@brooklynhistory.org