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Tag Archives: Battle of Brooklyn
Using a cool Google tool to graph the mentions of Brooklyn neighborhoods over time. Continue reading
“The Town of Bushwick, having been swallowed up in the great city [of Brooklyn, in 1855], a nice functionary of the City Hall, on assuming charge of its Old Dutch Records, contemptuously thrust them into his waste-paper sacks and sent … Continue reading
Frequently-asked questions – and some detailed answers – on the history of Red Hook. Continue reading
East New York was founded by John R. Pitkin in 1835. Although he was soon bankrupted in the Panic of 1837, his dream of a thriving community would eventually come to fruition. Continue reading
Flatlands was the first town to be founded in Kings County, in 1636 – ten full years before Breuckelen. Some of its historic buildings and sites are still around today. Continue reading
On Friday, my friend Craig and I took a trip to Sunset Park. Craig’s mother and grandparents grew up in the area, and he lived there for a bit, so he was a very knowledgeable guide. I borrowed his roommate’s … Continue reading