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Gothamist reports on a new initiative to commemorate the abolitionist movement in Brooklyn. A panel of community leaders will make proposals for how to commemorate.

The Brooklyn Public Library has a great site on the Civil War and Brooklyn. Check it out.

A group called Creative Time is erecting 33 plaques around New York City to commemorate the city’s “creative history.” Places earning plaques include things like the recently departed CBGB’s, the Filmore East, Max’s Kansas City, and the Mudd Club. The link above has commentaries on these places by artists and “notable New Yorkers.”