San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's golden age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson— the alumni of Gleason’s are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas--Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason’s has also transformed since its inception, now opening it’s doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men.
Come Out Swinging is Lucia Trimbur’s nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of working-class men of color but is now shared by rich and poor, male and female, black and white, and young and old. Lucia Trimbur serves as an Advisor to Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations.
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Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.