The following oral history memoir is the result of 1 videorecorded session of an interview with Meryl Meisler by Cynthia Tobar in New York City. This interview is part of “Cities for People, Not for Profit”: Gentrification and Housing Activism in Bushwick. Meryl Meisler has reviewed the transcript and has made minor corrections and emendations. The reader is asked to bear in mind that she or he is reading a verbatim transcript of the spoken word, rather than written prose
Published on Dec 12, 2016
On this segment, Meryl Meisler, a photographer and former NYC public school art teacher pays the studio another visit alongside former Brooklyn Borough Historian, Ron Schweiger. They give life to our theme week, Brooklyn in the 70s, by recounting their experiences in the city almost half a century ago. They tell tales of their careers as educators, Brooklyn nightlife, the destroyed building remains, and more.