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Tag Archives: Brooklyn history
A few weeks ago, The Verge published a feature on the abandoned Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, the oldest subway tunnel in the world. Adrianne Jeffries chronicles its 180-year history, including the various rumors surrounding its use (bootlegger lair, Nazi hideout) and … Continue reading
Using a cool Google tool to graph the mentions of Brooklyn neighborhoods over time. Continue reading
“You know I have a fancy for anything out of the ordinary.” – Walt Whitman Poet Walt Whitman, one of Kings County’s most famous literary residents, was born on May 31, 1819. His family came to the City of Brooklyn from … Continue reading
Continuing the theme of “things that go boom”, I came across this Times headline from January 13, 1957 – just a month after the huge blast at Industry City.