Novelty Theater is a website about the history, geography, architecture and urban development of Brooklyn, New York written primarily by Ward Dennis. 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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Novelty Theater is now running Drupal 9. This version of Novelty Theater is produced in Drupal using a basic Bootstrap 5 and hosted by Pantheon. This is always a beta site. If things seem funny, it may be a feature or it may be a bug. Please let us know. The switch to Drupal 9 cleaned up a lot of old cruft, but not all (and probably created some new cruft). Some content and layout issues are still being sorted out.
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