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July Wednesday

Virtual Program | True and Unusual Animal Tales of Old Brooklyn


Once upon a time, hundreds of cats worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard…

…America’s first canine police unit was established in Parkville; a turtle made an annual pilgrimage to a Bay Ridge bar; a dog was an honored guest on the first train through the Joralemon Street Tunnel; and a blind cat who wore glasses saved Brooklyn Borough Hall from burning down when he was 27 years old. Join Peggy Gavan, author of The Cat Men of Gotham and creator of The Hatching Cat NYC, as she takes you back in time to explore the city’s history via amazing stories about Brooklyn cats, dogs, horses, and other animals that made the newspaper headlines in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


Wednesday, July 01, 2020

7:00 pm

Online program via Zoom Webinar


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    Peggy Gavan

    Peggy Gavan is a journalist and senior editor who lives in Warwick, New York. She is the author of The Cat Men of Gotham, several children’s books, and the blog The Hatching Cat: True and Unusual Animal Tales of Old New York, which has been profiled in Newsweek and the New York Times.