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.
I am Melissa Banigan. I've been many things under the sun, but am currently a single mom raising an amazing kid in Brooklyn, writing novels and short stories, and working on some art (canvases and paper). I also, under the moniker melifera, produce off-the-cusp embroidered clothing and bags.