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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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Called ‘dynamic’ and ‘visionary’ The Brooklyn Museum announced on Tuesday that it has named Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time, as its new director. Pasternak will succeed Arnold L. Lehman, who plans to retire after 17 years as the Brooklyn Museum’s director. Pasternak will assume the directorship on September 1. While having Read More →

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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 →

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St. Francis History Prof Examines 17th Century British/Dutch Dispute St. Francis College history Professor Eric Platt goes back to the 1600s to examine a major dispute on religion and political power in his new book, “Britain and the Bestandstwisten: The Causes, Course and Consequences of British Involvement in the Dutch Religious and Political Disputes of the Read More →