Brooklynites In Florida is a Blog Site featuring a series of Interviews with Brooklyn natives currently living outside Brooklyn, highlighting their current lives and now recorded memories of what it was like growing up in Brooklyn at an earlier time.
Palmer Hasty is a published poet and retired newspaper journalist living in Clearwater, Florida. As a former Brooklynite, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper asked Mr. Hasty to locate and interview Brooklyn natives living in Florida, therefore, Brooklynites In Florida. The project eventually expanded to include Brooklyn natives living anywhere (Brooklynites Around the World and Brooklynites In Rome). All the interviews on this Blog Site were conducted and written by Mr. Hasty and originally published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
With the exception of three people, all of these interviews were conducted via the cell phone, so this Blog Site represents a lot of very educational, and enjoyable, conversation.
Front Page Images
Brooklyn Map: New York Public Library Digital Collections
Florida Map: Florida Memory