2005_08_brooklynhistsoc.jpgThe Brooklyn Historical Society's endless renovation gets the Times treatment today, with the Paper of Record calling the buliding "beautiful" but a "money pit. And how - the renovation was originally projected to cost $14 million over 18 months, but it's ending up at $23 million for four years of work. The article seems like a desperate (but very worthy) plea for more donors, but what Gothamist is taking from it that more people should visit the BHS. It's open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (it'll open five days a week later this year), but it's an invaluable resource to learn more about the biggest borough.

The Brooklyn Historical Society on its renovation, and its current exhibitions, including one about the Brooklyn Dodgers' 1955 World Series win.