Remember when a walk along Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn was like
visiting a Scandinavian shopping district?
Take a look at this "street map" and collection of old advertisements, painstakingly collected from the archives of various publications by Arnie Bergman, and see if the names of the many stores and shops evoke a memory or a recollection of days gone by. Begin the tour by clicking here. And don't forget to turn on your speakers!
We have now started a collection of vintage photographs of old Eighth Avenue. Click here to view the pictures and perhaps recognize a familiar face or storefront! If you have any old photos you would like to add to our online collection, please . All photos will be returned safely.
Musical accompaniment is part of the song "Brooklyn Memories" by the Scandinavian Accordion Club of NY*. To hear the entire song, click here.
You may click here for information on purchasing Siv Ringdal's book "Lapskaus Boulevard" about Old Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The book contains many photographs, stories and memories.