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December, 2010:

The People’s Coal Co. (Stiff Oil) – Stroudsburg, PA

2006 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Stiff Oil is a private company categorized under Coal and Coke Stores and located in Stroudsburg, PA. Our records show it was established in 1979 and incorporated in Pennsylvania. – Manta

Grand Ferry Park – 1997 – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2006 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Grand Ferry Park 1997

Between 1800 and 1918, ferries crossed the East River from this location. The Nassau Ferry Co. ran service between Grand Street and Houston Street and the Williamsburg Ferry ran between Grand Street in Brooklyn and Grand Street in Manhattan with boats leaving every five minutes. The completion of the Williamsburg Bridge in 1903 shrank the need for ferry service. On this former ferry terminal site, the Parks Council, community groups and neighbors created a park from the recycled materials in 1974. This 20 foot smokestack is a relic of the Pfizer Company’s molasses processing plant on the property to the north, saved to be part of the Grand Ferry Park.

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mayor
Howard Golden, Borough President
Kenneth K. Fisher, Council Member

Henry J. Stern Commissioner
Philip N. Winslow, ASLA 1974 Designer
M. Johnson & R. Franko 1997 Designers

Parks & Recreation

Google Books

TONIGHT AT 9PM – Fading Ad Blog Brooklyn Independent Television Spot Selected as Best of Brooklyn Tours 2010 – BCAT TV

Best of Brooklyn Independent Television: Tours 2010

It’s a big borough—seventy-one square miles, in fact. There’s so much to see and do that to try and pack it all into one tour would be close to impossible. This Best of BIT episode takes a stab at visiting as many Brooklyn historical sites and neighborhoods in half an hour—not such a hard task thanks to the tours BIT has featured in the last year. Learn about hidden stories in Brooklyn Heights, thanks to Homer Fink’s Hidden Heights Tour. Frank H. Jump (of Fading Ad Blog) takes viewers on his hunt for vintage mural advertisements in Brooklyn neighborhoods. Have a “World Cup Fever” relapse at five Brooklyn hotspots as fans cheer and jeer favorite international teams. Join Rabbi Beryl Epstein on his Jewish Hassidic Walking Tour for a fascinating look at how this culture thrives in Crown Heights. Then Levy’s Unique New Yorktakes viewers on a two-wheeled history lesson in the borough’s great beer-making tradition.


BRIC has announced that December 27th – December 31st will be its “Best of Brooklyn Independent Television Week.” This special week of programming will visit some of our favorite Brooklyn Independent Television stories covered in 2010.

Out of the hundreds of packages we created in the past year or so, a Brooklyn Review segment featuring Fading Ad Blog has been selected for the Best of BIT: Brooklyn Tours episode. We thought you’d like to know so you can tell your friends, neighbors and more about your special selection and the airing of Best of BIT: Brooklyn Tours.

The Best of BIT: Brooklyn Tours episode will air at 1:00pm and 9:00pm on Wednesday, December 29th on BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn’s BCAT TV Network. (If you do spread the word, please tell your friends it’ll air “On Brooklyn Independent Television on the BCAT TV Network”—we underwent a branding change and need to get the new verbiage out there.)

Best of BIT: Brooklyn Tours will air on Brooklyn’s Time Warner 56, Cablevision 69, RCN 84 and in all five boroughs on Verizon 44. It will also stream online at www.bricartsmedia.org/bit (launch Channel 3). It will be available online at www.bricartsmedia.org/bitspecials a couple days after its airdate.

For our official press release, visit http://bk.ly/w40 (we’ve also got it posted on our blog at http://bk.ly/w46) with future plugging coming to our various social media platforms including Facebook (www.facebook.com/bkindependenttv ) and Twitter (@bkindependenttv).

We hope you’ll enjoy your feature on Best of BIT: Brooklyn Tours. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at this email address or direct telephone number listed below.

Thank you for your continued support of BRIC’s Brooklyn Independent Television on the BCAT TV Network!


Ms. Lee Eddy
Marketing & Communications Manager
BRIC Community Media

Thank you Lee! It is an honor to serve the Brooklyn historical community.

I Love Franklin Avenue Blog Snaps Studebaker Fading Ad in Crown Heights

© Nick @ I Love Franklin Avenue blog

From what I can make out, it reads “Studebaker Service Station, 1000 Dean Street,” advertising a long-gone garage whose address is the building the sign is painted on. – Nick @ I Love Franklin Avenue blog

Munn’s [Carbondale] Review – Job Printing & Advertising – Carbondale, PA

April 2006 © Frank H. Jump

April 2006 © Frank H. Jump

Lackawanna Jurist 1905 © Google Books

Lackawanna Jurist 1905 © Google Books

Lackawanna Jurist 1905 © Google Books

Frank H. Jump in Front of Eaglo Paint Ad – Nostrand Avenue & Glenwood Road – Flatbush 2001

Taken by Dr. Andrew Irving, Professor of Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester © Irving

This was taken by Dr. Andrew Irving a year before this ad was covered up. For more history of this ad go to the Fading Ad Campaign website. While I’m still editing for the publication of the eBook for this project, it is my desire to offer some of the images ahead of time.

Snow Statues – Front Porch – Flatbush, Brooklyn

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Management – Mortgages – Appraisals – Kao Wah Restaurant Take Out – Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

December 26, 2010 before the blizzard © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Chaddy & Sons Tailors – Tacoma, WA

© Frank H. Jump

When the Pacific National Bank building was erected in 1891, its tenant facing Commerce Avenue was a tailor, which remained until 1901. Notice the grazing deer at the left of the word “tailors.” – The Damn Mushroom (Flickr)

One Hour Photo – Santa Monica, CA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump