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On June 9, the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) at 128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights plans to open an exhibition that explores one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. Called “Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?” this exhibit tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical Read More →

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Eye On Real Estate: The area is ‘a Lincoln Center don’t-wannabe,’ BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins says Every Day, It’s A Gettin’ Closer, Goin’ Faster Than A Roller Coaster. Construction is picking up speed at development sites in the Brooklyn Cultural District. This calls to mind a favorite Buddy Holly song. But let us not 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 →

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  Duffy residence – The Duffy Residence in Brooklyn Heights is among the winners of the 24th Preservation Awards. The New York Landmarks Conservancy recognized the winners of the 24th Preservation Awards—called the “Preservation Oscars,” as they are the highest honors awarded for excellence in preservation—this week, and four Brooklyn locations were among them: the Read More →