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Architectural eye candy in Vinegar Hill

It's a haven for history lovers. Where else in Brooklyn can you find rowhouses built when U.S. Founding Father James Monroe was President and a gated mansion designed by the venerable architect Charles Bulfinch? … Full Article
 

A lament for St. Ann's, a long-lost Vinegar Hill church

This is a lament for a long-lost church that was a proud piece of Irish-American heritage — the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ann. It was built in 1860, on the eve of the Civil War. … Full Article
 

Prison ship shrine in Brooklyn a step closer to becoming national monument

The majestic, 149-foot-high resting place of thousands of Revolutionary War POWs who died under shockingly cruel conditions is a step closer to becoming a national monument, to be protected and maintained by the U.S. Department of the Interior. … Full Article
 

Two Brooklyn Heights 'Bank Row' buildings are landmarked

Say hello to Brooklyn's new landmarks. Two stunning side-by-side buildings on Bank Row in Brooklyn Heights were both designated as individual city landmarks on Tuesday.   … Full Article
 

Mayor's town hall in Bedford-Stuyvesant postponed

Councilmember Robert Cornegy (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) announced that a town hall meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio that he was scheduled to moderate on Wednesday, Jan. 25, has been postponed. The meeting will instead take place on Feb. … Full Article
 

Dilan, Hamilton, Parker join Senate Committee on Technology

A newly minted state Senate committee focusing on the fast growing field of technology boasts three members from Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

20 people trapped in Court Street R Train elevator for second time in months

A group of 20 commuters was stuck for 30 minutes in the elevator at the R train Court Street station at Clinton and Montague streets on Wednesday afternoon. FDNY officials arrived at the lift around 4:15 p.m. and were able to remove everyone unharmed. … Full Article
 
 

Last condos left at 160 Imlay St. will hit the sale market this spring

Ghost-white 160 Imlay St., which has been shrouded in black construction netting for oh so long, has a surprising new look. It's covered from top to bottom in tightly sealed sheets of plastic.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Academy of Music honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday

“We’ve been deputized by history,” said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio as he stood at the podium of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. “We gather at a moment when we’re all feeling so much.” … Full Article
 

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