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Rare Photos Tell the History of Black Brooklyn in New Book

Brian Merlis has an obsession. For the past 40 years, the Brooklyn native has collected photographs and other priceless images of life in the borough that go back centuries.  “I’m a hobbyist,” Merlis told BK Reader about his passion for obtaining rare images that tell Brooklyn’s history.  The self-styled “amateur historian” spent his childhood growing […]