Monday, September 04, 2006

"Williamsurg Untamed"

Forgotten NY--Williamsburg

Did you know that Brooklyn's favorite hipster neighborhood became urbanized in the late 1820s when ferries started bringing colonizers from Manhattan? Sound familiar, if not in fact, then in principle? If you check out Forgotten New York's recently created section on Williamsburg Untamed, you can pick up these details and more.

By about 1850, Williamsburg was a city of about 35,000, and in 1855 it was annexed by the City of Brooklyn which, of course, later became part of New York City in what some call "The Great Mistake of 1898."

The section visits some of Williamsburg's major streets like Kent, Grand, Driggs and others and its full of current photos that will likely become historical reference points within the next decade.

Definitely worth checking out.


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