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Bushwick, Suydam House, and the mark of the Hessians

“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

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Bed-Stuy: a very brief history

“Senator, we have been studied, examined, sympathized with, and planned for. What we need now is action.” – community leader to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 Bedford-Stuyvesant has a rich past, but most notable is its present: it’s one of … Continue reading

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