Tag Archives: Corporation Counsel

The Brooklyn Cycling Tradition

May is Bike Month, so I would be remiss not to devote my latest blog post to the history of cycling in Brooklyn.  Luckily, the bulk of the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel are from the 1890s, which just so … Continue reading

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The Fight of the (Nineteenth) Century

In the last decade of the 19th century boxing was one of the most popular sporting events in Brooklyn. Ironically, it was practically illegal in the State of the New York. Brooklynites, especially those who gravitated to the seedier sections … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Police Matrons

This is the sixth in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. Of all the cases … Continue reading

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Coney Island Aflame

This is the fifth in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. One of the greatest … Continue reading

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It Came From the Sewers

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. One of the many … Continue reading

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