Monthly Archives: November 2010

152 Henry Street

152 Henry Street, a four story red-bricked Greek Revival multiple dwelling, could be the last Single Room Occupancy in Brooklyn Heights from the 19th century. Landmarked in 1965, the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood served as the city’s inaugural landmark designation. The … Continue reading

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Artist and Artifact exhibit – artists interpret Brooklyn’s history

BHS is really excited about our new exhibit, Artist & Artifact: Re|Visioning Brooklyn’s Past, presented in partnership with our neighbor BRIC Rotunda Gallery, the contemporary art space of BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn. Over the past two years, 10 artists (7 visual artists, 2 writers, and a … Continue reading

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Tourist maps

First off, let me admit that I am new to New York. I’ve been in the city for almost a year, and while I’ve learned to navigate the streets pretty well, sometimes I still turn a corner and find myself … Continue reading

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Emma Toedteberg, Librarian Extraordinaire

Part of what I love about working as an archivist is getting to peek in at lives of the past, and getting to know the Brooklynites who walked the streets decades, and centuries, before us. What’s even better (and yes, … Continue reading

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