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Brooklyn’s Finest

If a seventy-fifth anniversary is honored with diamonds, how to mark the hundred and fiftieth? The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s answer: with a blog celebrating the ways in which the institution has shaped the art scene in Brooklyn and beyond since it was founded, in 1861. The blog, which has been in beta until this week, documents the building’s history (including photos of its original home on Montague Street, which was destroyed in a fire in 1903), its avant-garde performances, and its relationship with the borough at large. Read more at newyorker.com.