Tag Archives: Six Towns

Comparing Brooklyn neighborhoods over time with Google’s Ngram Viewer

Using a cool Google tool to graph the mentions of Brooklyn neighborhoods over time. Continue reading

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Week twenty-six: Bushwick

My friend Ali wanted to visit the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to find a rare philosophical book, so we met up. Sometimes I forget the library has stuff beyond the realm of the Brooklyn Collection.

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Flatlands: the birthplace of Kings County

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

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Week eleven: Flatlands

As a engagement present of sorts, I asked my friend Katie to pick my eleventh subject.

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Fulton Ferry: a brief history

Home of Robert Fulton’s famous Nassau, Fulton Ferry had a long maritime tradition – until the Brooklyn Bridge made it obsolete. Continue reading

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