Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. It is located at the western tip of Long Island, south and west of Queens and across the East River from Manhattan, to the west. It previously was one of the largest cities in the country before being added onto New York City with the passage of the Greater New York Act of 1898. The independent town of Flatbush, NY was itself incorporated into Brooklyn shortly before it became a borough of New York.

When Brooklyn was an independent city, its nickname was "the City of Churches."

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Thomas W. Gilbert: Playing First: Early Baseball Lives at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9663-4352-6
  • Alan Lelchuk: On Home Ground: How Jackie Robinson Changed Brooklyn, Mandel Vilar Press, Simsbury, CT, 2015. ISBN 978-1-9421-3407-7
  • Andrew Paul Mele: "The Elysian Fields of Brooklyn: The Parade Ground", The Baseball Record Journal, SABR, Volume 41, Number 2 (Fall 2012), pp. 65-76.
  • James L. Terry: Long Before the Dodgers: Baseball in Brooklyn, McFarland, Jefferson, NC 2002. ISBN 978-0-7864-1229-7