Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn

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Diversity and distinctiveness are part of the historic fabric of Brooklyn--they are part of its people, landmarks, favorite events and more. Borough Historian John Manbeck has collected the stories that reveal the history and spirit of this ever-growing metropolis. Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden beautify the borough, which is returning to its roots with a vibrant "urban farming" movement. From stories of murderous pirates who once besieged Sheepshead Bay to tales of the still-beloved Brooklyn Dodgers who played at Ebbets Field, Manbeck traces the long and colorful history. Explore the forgotten neighborhoods, vanishing waterfront and other attractions that show how and why Brooklyn has endured.
ISBN: 9781609499594
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 65
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Manbeck has written seven books on Brooklyn. He founded the Kingsborough Historical Society, was Brooklyn/Kings County Historian, served on New York State Local History Advisory Council, and was a Centennial Historian of NYC. He currently serves on many boards including Friends of 13 and Historic House Trust and wrote "Historically Speaking" for The Brooklyn Eagle. Marty Markowitz is the Brooklyn Borough President. Elected to the New York State Senate in 1978, Marty represented Central Brooklyn for 23 years. In 2001, he became the first borough president elected in the new millennium; he was re-elected to his third term in 2009. Marty began his career in public service in 1971, at the age of 26, by organizing the Flatbush Tenants Council, which grew into Brooklyn Housing and Family Services, the largest tenants' advocacy organization in New York State.
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