R. Martinez, site creator, Created the Canarsie History Museum in 1999 which was chartered by the New York State Department of Education and the N.Y. Board of Regents. He also wrote the 2009 book: Canarsie: the Real history behind Brooklyn and New York. In 2015 he created the first Canarsie film Documentary entitled: A Walk through Canarsie. The film is free online on YouTube with over 7,000 views. In 2017 Martinez created the follow up mini-documentary film entitled: The 100 hotels of Canarsie. This film is also free on YouTube. Watch the 2019 Brooklyn News 12 Hall of Fame story Click on any title to watch.
All photos are courtesy of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Newspaper, except for the Scalise photo; courtesy of Ramon Martinez, the Judge Wilson , Fred Fetterman & Edith Wilson photos; courtesy of the Luck family and the Haviland photo; courtesy of the "Brooklyn: Our Firemen" book. The Haslam photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library: Brooklyn collection. The Canarsie Hall of Fame site is Copyrighted 2018, written permission to reference, use or duplicate any and all information/images from the Canarsie History Museum. Canarsie HOF art logo copyright 2020, all rights reserved. Canarsie HOF site is sponsored by the Honorable Frank Seddio, Councilman Alan Maisel and the Canarsie History Museum.