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“The Roots of Modern Brooklyn: a Look at the 1970s and 1980s.”  

DESCRIPTION: THE ROOTS OF MODERN BROOKLYN: A LOOK AT THE 1970s AND 1980s NEW EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY AT SOVEREIGN BANK IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN All New Yorkers are invited to explore “The Roots of Modern Brooklyn: a Look at the 1970s and 1980s,” a new exhibit created by the Brooklyn College Library Archives and sponsored by Sovereign Bank and the Independence Community Foundation, with support from Verizon and Con Edison. On display daily during business hours at the Sovereign Community Banking Office on Court Street at Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, through July 19. The exhibit examines pivotal events and turning points in the modern history of Brooklyn during its comeback years using materials drawn from the private papers of prominent Brooklynites of the 1970s and 1980s and Brooklyn College Library’s Phoenix Newspaper Collection, the files of the award-winning Brownstone Brooklyn newspaper established in 1972. The free exhibit will be on public display during business hours through July 19, 2007. For more information, please call (718) 637-2205. WHAT: “The Roots of Modern Brooklyn: a Look at the 1970s and 1980s.” A new exhibition with more than 200 illustrations and photos about Brooklyn’s comeback in the 1970s & 1980s, created by Brooklyn College Library Archives, sponsored by Sovereign Bank and Independence Community Foundation. WHEN: Weekdays, 9am-6pm; Saturdays 9am-1pm, through July 19, 2007.(Closed July 4) WHERE: Sovereign Bank, 130 Court Street, at Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn ADMISSION: Free. MORE INFO: Call (718) 637-2205.  
DATE: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 to Thursday, July 19, 2007
TIME: 9:00am to 6:00pm 
LOCATION: Sovereign Bank 
CONTACT: (718) 637-2205 
PRICE: $Free 
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