In this, our biggest book to date, we trace the history of this nine-square-mile neighborhood from its Native American roots through present times.
Topics include: early settlement, Dutch farmhouses of old New Lots, the Jamaica Bay communities at Van Wicklen's Old Mill on Plunder's Neck (and the Mardi Gras), Kiendleville, Highland Park, houses of worship, public schools, Jamaica Bay, Revolutionary incidents, social, demographic, and political history, charitable institutions and hospitals, Dexter Park, Eastern Park, residential development beginning with John Pitkin's vision, the Brooklyn Water Works, retail and manufacturing development, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!
A comprehensive chapter on transportation includes the plank road, horse-drawn lines, trolleys and elevated subway routes.
Profusely illustrated with nearly 500 vintage photographs, maps, and other informative graphics and charts.
This 338-page hard-covered edition is guaranteed to please.
This book is a "monster" so set aside a fat inch+ of shelf space for it!!!