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Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will present “Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn,” a new exhibition that reveals the personal stories of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War. Stories are told through BHS’ extensive 19th-century photography and correspondence collections, uncovering tales that are often moving, light-hearted, and tragic at Read More →

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Architectural Transformation Achieved with Approval of NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission This week, shrouds of scaffolding are falling away from one of the oldest homes in Brooklyn to reveal a stunning restoration unlike most achieved in the city’s famously preserved landmark districts. The new façade on 31 Middagh St. — a wood-framed, clapboard-fronted townhouse in the Read More →