April 11, 2014 / Brooklyn news / Brooklyn Is Awesome

Can you tell Old Brooklyn from Old-Timey Brooklyn? Take our quiz and find out

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The Society of Old Brooklynites has defined what it means to be an Old Brooklynite. But in New Brooklyn, what is old is new and what is new can look very old — plus there is a lot of history sitting just beneath the borough’s ever-changing surface. Put on your deducing hat and see if you can figure which era each of these photos is from.

The options are New Brooklyn, the modern age in which artists, entrepreneurs, and bohemians are digging out and polishing up old fashions and technology, Old Brooklyn, the contemporary but backward-looking world of the Old Brooklynites, and Really Old Brooklyn, the domain of photos that are grainy and black-and-white, sans Photoshop.

Updated 11:02 pm, May 13, 2014
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alt response says:
Okay, I know Constantine "Gus" Vlahavas and Tony Ibelli. The first is both New Brooklyn and Really Old Brooklyn, which is what makes him cool. The latter is so old Brooklyn that he is backward.

The 19th-century guy, is he Seth Low? And the woman in the middle of the three gals sharing a phosphate, my guess is Deborah Kolben.
April 11, 2014, 12:06 pm
Natalie M from CG says:
I got Spike Lee, psh...
April 11, 2014, 12:30 pm
Ed from South of the mason Dixon says:
I am guessing anyone willing to take this is spike lee.
April 11, 2014, 8:30 pm
omg says:
this is so fun. do more like this. i''m with natalie M
April 12, 2014, 9:25 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I also received "Spike Lee". Now, if you'll excuse me I'd like to go vomit into the men's room.
April 14, 2014, 5:09 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
5 out of 6 for me -- Clara Bow!
April 14, 2014, 6:56 pm
Susan Valente from Marine Park says:
Two trick questions jammed me up, but that's okay. Brooklyn will always mean home even if I don't know everything about it. Have more Brooklyn Trivia games. How come this is the first time I'm hearing about the SOB? Is there a newsletter to which I can subscribe? Congrats to Ron S. He is terrific and the best. Have gone to several of his presentations over the years. Always fascinating. I am thrilled Ron is also president of the Brooklyn College Alumni Association. I'm very proud to be employed by Brooklyn College. It's great to walk on campus and be reminded of all that transpired here since it's opening. The fact that President Franklin D Roosevelt (my favorite President) was on campus visiting Roosevelt Hall in the mid-1930's albeit long before I was born is something very special to me. Anyway, all of Brooklyn is a special place and I am so very happy it is finally being recognized in positive ways.
April 14, 2014, 11:46 pm

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