On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Manhattan Borough historian Michael Miscione will come to Brooklyn to discuss a touchy subject: the consolidation of New York in 1898. This was when our fair City of Brooklyn was downgraded in its autonomy to a borough. :-(
Miscione will speak about the fierce political battles that surrounded the consolidation in a lecture at the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Avenue at 84th Street, in Bensonhurst. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free.
|This 1893 cartoon shows Father Knickerbocker (a mythical figure who was often used to represent New York) proposing marriage to “Miss Brooklyn”|