The stereotypical Brooklyn, the precious one where artisanal mayo and cocktail culture dominate the conversation, is just one side of the story, a story that's been long unfolding. Remind yourself of how people lived in the BK neighborhoods of the past by looking at these photos of apartments and yards, all taken in 1978 by Dinanda Nooney. (Thanks to the NYPL for making them available.) Fort Greene, Park Slope, Bed-Stuy—they might surprise. At the very least, the decorating will.

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December 2, 1978

Address: 1480 Pacific St., Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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