Brooklyn: The Once and Future City | Downtown Alliance

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City

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Jan 14, 2020
6:30 PM

In "Brooklyn: The Once and Future City," Tom Campanella unearths long-lost threads of the borough’s past. He recounts the creation of places familiar and forgotten, built and never realized, bringing life to the individuals whose dreams, visions, rackets, and schemes forged the city we know today. Campanella takes us through Brooklyn’s history as homeland of the Lenape and its transformation by Dutch colonists into "a dense slaveholding region." We see how Frederick Law Olmsted created Prospect Park and witness Brooklyn’s emergence as a playland of racetracks and amusement parks celebrated around the world Reservations are required. 39 Battery Place.

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