Novelty Theater is a website about the history, geography, architecture and urban development of Brooklyn, New York. Some of the archived posts on this site were previously published at brooklyn11211.com and at the Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint & Williamsburg.
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Unless otherwise noted, historic images on this site are from a private collection and are in the public domain. If you use images from this site, please credit us.
Text and adapted images on Novelty Theater are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You may use these images, articles and descriptions for non-commercial purposes, provided all uses credit Novelty Theater. If you adapt images from Novelty Theater, you must share them under the same license terms.
Novelty Theater is now running Drupal 8! This version of Novelty Theater is produced in Drupal using the Bootstrap Mint theme and hosted by Pantheon. The Drupal implementation is an experiment in aggregating and disseminating information on historic buildings in a manner that goes beyond simple blogging. As we go forward with this, we am hoping to implement some new collaborative ideas - if this is something that you are interested in, please contact me.
This is a beta site! If things seem funny, it may be a feature or it may be a bug. Please let us know. Especially with the switch to Drupal 8, some content and layout issues are still being sorted out.
Registration is free, but you must be registered to comment (no comment approval is required). Due to the high number of spam account requests, automatic signup is disabled - please email us at novelty[at]noveltytheater.net if you want an account (sorry). If you want to post content (articles), you must register for an author or editor account - email us or request an account if you are interested.