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RoodGallery 373 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 3474680735 contact info: samar@roodgallery.com http://www.roodgallery.com Exhibition hours:Thurs--Sun 12pm--5pm  or by appointment From their website: "Mision is to increase social resilience by...

Seaman's handbook for Shore Leave , by United States Merchant Marine’s  Social Service Bureau. Custom House, published in 1920 listed sailor’s homes – places were sailors could get a bed and sometimes a meal for a night  - from Aalborg,...

Bonded warehouse are places were foreign imports can be stored or manipulated without the payment of duty or taxes. The government only gets a piece of the action (duty) if and when the goods are sold domestically.  Under the watchful eyes of...

Mariners and those in the shipbuilding trades demanded higher wages and better benefits, in the years following WWII.  In 1947, thousands who worked at the Todd Shipyard in Red Hook, Brooklyn went on strike.   They were not alone. 67,000 workers,...

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