Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brooklyn Revealed

Brooklyn Revealed is a great site about the history of our fair borough.  I learned all manner of fun things.  For example:

Did you have any idea that there was an area in Bushwick called 'Brewers Row', which once-upon-a-time produced most of the country's beer?  Apparently the last Bushwick Brewery closed in 1976- the year I was born- and Milwaukee became the capital of US beer-making (Somehow this seems appropriate, given my Wisco connection).

Or, even more interesting, did you have any idea that on the western tip of Long Island there was once a settlement founded by a woman?  Yep, tis true.  Her story is pretty cool.  I highly recommend you history buffs go to the site to read more and look through all the pics.

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