This board was developed to provide a "meeting place" for those who grew up in Brooklyn, who feel that Brooklyn instilled a karma in them that they carry, for better or worse, to this day. It's an online service to be used to find old friends, talk about the old neighborhoods, and keep Brooklyn's heritage alive. The intended audience is ex-Brooklynites. This is a privately-owned and operated online service.
Here is what this bulletin board is not intended for:
The NOSTALGIA MESSAGE BOARD offers several options, located across the top, just beneath the Brooklyn Board logo:
To use any of the options, simply move your cursor over the option name and click. You will be taken to a new page where you can use the feature you've chosen. Each option has its own "Help" page where you may get additional assistance.
The options available at the top of the Nostalgia Message Board are comprised of only those options that pertain to the message board.
The NOSTALGIA MESSAGE BOARD is only one of many features of this site, The Brooklyn Board. To return to the Home Page, where you may take advantage of the other features, simply click on the word "HOME":
The NOSTALGIA MESSAGE BOARD main screen lists all of the currently available messages under the heading "Here Are The Current Messages". Original messages are listed in chronological order, with the most recent at the top. Each entry lists the subject, the author, and the date it was posted. There's also a number in parentheses to the right that represents the number of follow-ups, or responses, to the original message. Follow-up messages are listed directly below the corresponding original message.
To read the text of any message or follow-up, click on its highlighted subject. This will display all of the details of the posting and the text of the message.
A message may contain an email link to the author. If you click on the author's highlighted name, you can email her/him directly, provided that your browser supports this function.
To post a new message, select "Post A New Message" from the available options menu:
This will take you to a message entry form. Five items are required:
Once you've entered everything, you must then click on the "Post Message" button at the bottom. You'll receive a confirmation of what you've done if all goes well. If you're not happy with what you've entered, click on the "Reset" button to clear the data-entry boxes.
Posting a follow-up is not much different from posting a new message. While you're on the screen that displays a message, click on "Post Followup" to go to the follow-up entry area. The only difference between this and an original message is that the subject is already filled for you (although you may modify it if desired), and that you must click on the "Submit Follow Up" button to post it. Follow-up messages must comply with the same content guidelines as new messages.
Your message may be seen by anyone who browses this site. Some search engines (like AltaVista or WebCrawler) will index all the words it finds at a specific site, and therefore your entry may appear in such an index. While we do allow indexing scans to be done on the Brooklyn Board's server, we have no control over the resulting indexes. Therefore, if there's anything you don't want to be publicly available, we suggest you save it for email.
If you post something that inadvertently contains errors, or is a duplicate posting, etc., there is no way for you to correct or delete it. If the problem is troublesome for you, send a request via email to and it will be fixed or removed. Please include the Reference ID ("BKnnnn" in the lower right of your message) with your request. Otherwise, your message will remain on the board until it "ages" off, which will probably be in a week or two (based on how busy the board gets). Don't worry about typographical or other minor errors unless they affect the meaning of your message. When referring to a specific message, always use the Reference Number that appears in the lower right-hand corner of the message text.
There are two circumstances that this topic addresses: not seeing your message when it's first posted, and not seeing it after you've already seen it at least once.
This topic is required reading if you intend to post a message on the Nostalgia Message Board. Please click here to display it.