His most famous speech was that made at the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.
His left flank was thrown across the East river beyond the village of Brooklyn, while his front and right on the harbour and North or Hudson river were open to a combined naval and military attack.
Brooklyn is connected with Manhattan by three bridges across the East river - the lowest, known as the Brooklyn, opened in 1883; another, known as the Williamsburg or East River bridge, opened in 1903; and a third, the Manhattan, was opened in 1909.
ALEXANDER JOHNSTON (1849-1889), American historian, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 29th of April 1849.
He studied at the Polytechnic institute of Brooklyn, graduated at Rutgers College in 1870, and was admitted to the bar in 1875 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he taught in the Rutgers College grammar school from 1876 to 1879.
By the year 1878 there were four parallel lines in the city of New York, and constructions of the same character had already been projected in Brooklyn and Chicago and, with certain modifications of details, in Berlin.
Two large refineries, one on Newtown Creek, Long Island, and another in South Brooklyn, also on Long Island, were in successful operation when the abundant pr oduction of petroleum, which immediately followed the completion of the Drake well, placed at the disposal of the refiner a material which could be worked more profitably than bituminous shale.
side of the river, but in that year Ohio City, which was founded in 1807, later incorporated as the village of Brooklyn, and in 1836 chartered as a city (under the name Ohio City), was annexed.
Other annexations followed: East Cleveland in 1872, Newburg in 1873, West Cleveland and Brooklyn in 18 9 3, and Glenville and South Brooklyn in 1905.
He turned his shop into a furniture factory; soon sold this and for a short time was engaged in the grocery business on the site of the present Bible House, opposite Cooper Union; and then invested in a glue and isinglass factory, situated for twenty-one years in Manhattan (where the Park Avenue Hotel was built later) and then in Brooklyn.
SETH LOW (1850-), American administrator and educationist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 18th of January 1850.
He studied in the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and in Columbia University, where he graduated in 1870.
In 1878 he organized, and became president of, the Brooklyn Bureau of Charities.
In1882-1886he was mayor of the city of Brooklyn, being twice elected on an independent ticket; and by his administration of his office he demonstrated that a rigid "merit" civil-service system was practicable - in September 1884 the first municipal civil-service rules in the United Service were adopted in Brooklyn.
His brother, Charles Washington Baird (1828-1887), a graduate of New York University (1848) and of the Union Theological Seminary (1852), and the minister in turn of a Dutch Reformed church at Brooklyn, New York, and of a Presbyterian church at Rye, New York, also was deeply interested in the history of the Huguenots, and published a scholarly work entitled The History of the Huguenot Emigration to America (2 vols., 1885), left unfinished at his death.
Children's magazines originated with the Young Misses' Magazine (1806) of Brooklyn; the New York St Nicholas (monthly) and the Boston Youth's Companion (weekly) are prominent juveniles.
Upon his resignation from Lane Theological Seminary he lived in Boston for a short time, devoting himself to literature; but he broke down, and the last ten years of his life were spent at the home of his son, Henry Ward Beecher, in Brooklyn, New York, where he died on the 10th of January 1863.
In 1872 he settled in Brooklyn, New York, where in1885-1889he was pastor of the Parkville church and where he died on the 28th of July 1895.
CHRISTADELPHIANS (X purrou t,S€X ot, " brothers of Christ "), sometimes also called Thomasites, a community founded in 1848 by John Thomas (1805-1871), who, after studying medicine in London, migrated to Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A. There he at first joined the " Campbellites," but afterwards struck out independently, preaching largely upon the application of Hebrew prophecy and of the Book of Revelation to current and future events.
Other works include the Sheridan monument in Washington; " Mares of Diomedes " and " Ruskin " in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; statue of Lincoln, Newark, N.J.; statue of Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn; the Wyatt Memorial, Raleigh, N.C.; " The Flyer " at the university of Virginia; gargoyles for a Princeton dormitory; " Wonderment of Motherhood " and " Conception."
Ford, The Many-Sided Franklin (New York, 1899) and Franklin Bibliography (Brooklyn, 1889); E.
Naturally, therefore, a dense population, engaged mainly in manufacturing and commerce, has gathered around the shores of this harbour, the greatest number on Manhattan 'Island and the contiguous mainland in New York City, but large numbers also on western Long Island, in Brooklyn, on the smaller islands, and on the New Jersey side.
Columbia University and Cornell University (q.v.), are: Union University (1795, non-sectarian), at Schenectady; Hamilton College (1812, non-sectarian), at Clinton; Colgate University (1819, non-sectarian), at Hamilton; Hobart College (1822, non-sectarian), at Geneva: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1824, non-sectarian), at Troy; New York University (1832, non-sectarian), in New York City; Alfred University (1836, non-sectarian), at Alfred; Fordham University (1841, Roman Catholic), in New York City; College of St Francis Xavier (1847, Roman Catholic), in New York City; College of the City of New York (1849, city); University of Rochester (1850, Baptist), at Rochester; Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (1854, non-sectarian), at Brooklyn; Niagara University (1856, Roman Catholic), at Niagara Falls; St Lawrence University (1858, non-sectarian), at Canton; St Bonaventure's College (1859, Roman Catholic), at St Bonaventure; St Stephen's College (1860, Protestant Episcopal), at Annandale; Manhattan College (1863, Roman Catholic), at New York City; St John's College (1870, Roman Catholic), at Brooklyn; Canisius College (1870, Roman Catholic), at Buffalo; Syracuse University (1871, Methodist Episcopal), at Syracuse; Adelphi College (1896, non-sectarian), at Brooklyn; and Clarkson School of Technology (1896, non-sectarian), at Potsdam.
Howe, with a force of British and Loyalists vastly superior in equipment and numbers to Washington's untrained militia, landed in July on Staten Island and late in August defeated Washington at the battle of Long Island within the present limits of Brooklyn borough.
P. Johnston's Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn (Brooklyn, 1878) are thorough studies.
The Brooklyn bridge, begun in 1872, has a centre span of 15952 and side spans of 930 ft.
The Brooklyn approach being 971 ft., and the New York approach 15622 ft., the total length of the bridge is 5989 ft.
In the United States a similar system prevails in New York, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Haven and many other large towns.
On the 22nd of August he crossed the Narrows to the Long Island 20,000 on the 25th, and on the 27th surprised the Americans, driving them into their Brooklyn works and inflicting a loss of about 1400 men.
Washington skilfully evacuated his Brooklyn lines on the night of the 29th, and in a measure relieved the depression which the defeat had produced in his army.
Ford's privately printed Bibliotheca Chaunciana (Brooklyn, N.
Ford (ibid., 1898); Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, Published during its Discussion by the People (Brooklyn, I888), edited by P. L.
From October 1858 to the outbreak of the Civil War, he was in charge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, becoming a full captain in 1861.
In 1859 he removed to Syracuse, N.Y.; in 1862 to Philadelphia, where he was pastor of the Second Reformed Dutch Church; and in 1869 to the Central Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, where a large building known as the Tabernacle was erected for him in 1870.
His books also have had large circulations; among them are The Almond Tree in Blossom (1870); Every Day Religion (1875); The Brooklyn Tabernacle (1884); From Manger to Throne (1895); and The Pathway of Life (1895).
In America Rawdon served at the battles of Bunker Hill, Brooklyn, White Plains, Monmouth and Camden, at the attacks on Forts Washington and Clinton, and at the siege of Charleston.
BROOKLYN, formerly a city of New York state, U.S.A., but since 1898 a borough of New York City, situated at the S.W.
Brooklyn is served directly by the Long Island railway; by about fifty regular coast-wise and transAtlantic steamship lines; and by elevated or surface car lines on a large number of its streets.
Subway lines, begun in 1904, connect Brooklyn with the subway system of Manhattan.
The surface of Brooklyn in the west section, from the lower course of the East river to Gravesend Bay, varies in elevation from a few inches to nearly 200 ft.
The principal business thoroughfare is Fulton Street, which begins at Fulton ferry nearly under the Brooklyn bridge, runs to City Hall Park, and thence across the north central section of the borough.
Here, on Wallabout Bay at the bend of the East river to the westward, is the New York navy yard, the principal navy yard of the United States, established in 1801, and commonly but incorrectly called the Brooklyn navy yard.
A naval hospital (having accommodation for about 500 patients) to the east is separated from the navy yard by the largest and most interesting of Brooklyn's markets, the Wallabout (about 45 acres).
For a considerable portion of its inhabitants Brooklyn is only a place of residence, their business interests being in the borough of Manhattan; hence Brooklyn has been called the "city of homes" and the "dormitory of New York."
The oldest is that on Brooklyn (or Columbia) Heights, west of City Hall Park, rising abruptly from the river to a height of from 70 to ioo ft., and commanding a delightful view of the harbour.
Here are hotels, large apartment-houses, many private residences and a number of clubs, including the Brooklyn, the Crescent, the Hamilton, the Jefferson and the Germania.
One of the most attractive features of Brooklyn is Prospect Park, occupying about 516 acres of high ground in the west central part of the borough, on a site made memorable by the battle of Long Island.
south-east to Canarsie Beach Park (40 acres), on Jamaica Bay; and extensions of Eastern Parkway run north-east through Highland Park (55 acres), to Brooklyn Forest Park (535 acres, on the border of the borough of Queens), abounding in beautiful trees and delightful views.
Along the north-east border of the borough are Cypress Hills cemetery (400 acres), adjoining Brooklyn Forest Park, and the cemetery of the Evergreens (about 375 acres), adjoining Highland Park and partly in the borough of Queens.
Stranahan (1808-1898), who did more than any other man for the development of Brooklyn's system of parks and boulevards.
The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences embraces twenty-six departments, of which those of music, philology and the fine arts have each more than l000 members; the total membership of all departments in 1906 was 5894.
The Packer Collegiate Institute, opened as the successor of the Brooklyn Female Academy, in 1854, and endowed by Mrs Harriet L.
Among the larger libraries of the borough are the Brooklyn public library, those of the Long Island Historical Society, on Brooklyn Heights, of Pratt Institute, and of the King's County Medical Society, and a good law library.
Brooklyn is well provided with charitable institutions, and has long been known as the "city of churches," probably from the famous clergymen who have lived there.
Among them were Henry Ward Beecher, pastor of Plymouth church (Congregational) from 1847 to 1887; Lyman Abbott, pastor of the same church from 1887 to 1898; Thomas De Witt Talmage, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle (Presbyterian) from 1869 to 1894; Richard Salter Storrs (1821-1900), pastor of the church of the Pilgrims (Congregational) from 1846 to 1899; and Theodore L.
The borough of Brooklyn is one of the most important manufacturing centres in the United States, most of the factories being located along or near the East river north of the Brooklyn bridge.
Brooklyn's largest manufacturing industry is the refining of sugar, about one-half of the sugar consumed in the United States being refined here; in 1900 the product of the sugar and molasses refining establishments was valued at $77,942,997.
Brooklyn is also an important place for the milling of coffee and spices (the 1905 product was valued at $15,274,092), the building of small boats, and the manufacture of foundry and machine shop products, malt liquors, barrels, shoes, chemicals, paints, cordage, twine, and hosiery and other knitted goods.
The first settlement within the present limits of Brooklyn was made in 1636, when some Dutch farmers took up their residence along the shore of Gowanus Bay.
Finally, in the year 1645, a settlement was established near the site of the present borough hall, and was called Breuckelen (also spelled Breucklyn, Breuckland, Brucklyn, Broucklyn, Brookland and Brookline) until about the close of the 18th century, when its orthography became fixed as Brooklyn.
Flatbush was for a few years immediately preceding 1675 the largest; but Brooklyn was the first (1646) to have a township organization, and within a few years Wallabout, Gowanus, The Ferry, and Bedford - a new settlement to the south-east of Wallabout, established in 1662 - were included within its jurisdiction.
In 1654 the municipal privileges of Brooklyn as well as of two of the other towns were enlarged, but with Dutch rule there was general discontent, and when, in 1664, Colonel Richard Nicolls came to overthrow it and establish English rule these towns offered no resistance.
In 1816, when the population of the town of Brooklyn was about 4500, its most populous section was incorporated as a village; and in 1834, when its population had increased to 23,310, the whole town was incorporated as a' city.
Other annexations followed until the city of Brooklyn was conterminous with Kings county; and finally, on the 1st of January 1898, the city of Brooklyn became a borough of New York City.
Ostrander, A History of Brooklyn and Kings County (Brooklyn, 1894); H.
Howard (ed.), History of the City of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, 1893); and H.
Putnam, Brooklyn, in L.
The parents early moved to Brooklyn, where Whitman spent his youth.
First he was an errand boy in a lawyer's office; then he was employed in a printing office; next he became a country school teacher; he founded (1836) and till 1839 edited the Long Islander at Huntingdon, and later edited a daily paper in Brooklyn (the Eagle, 1846-1847) then he was found in New Orleans, on the editorial staff of ths.
Crescent (1848-1849); afterwards he passed his time carpentering, building and selling small houses in Brooklyn (1851-1854) in the meanwhile writing for the magazines and reviews and turning out several novels, and finally revolving in his mind the scheme of his Leaves of Grass.
She settled at Gravesend (now part of Brooklyn) having received from the Dutch authorities a guarantee of religious liberty.
He was commissioned commodore on the 6th of February 1898, and on the 24th of March, although lowest on the list of commodores, he was put in command of the "flying squadron," with the "Brooklyn" as his flagship, for service in the war with Spain.
In the battle of Santiago on the 3rd of July Schley, in Sampson's absence, was the senior officer and the "Brooklyn" did especial service, with the "Oregon," in overhauling and disabling the "Cristobal Colon."
Maclay's History of the Navy, a court of inquiry investigated Schley's conduct before and during the battle of Santiago; on the 13th of December 1901 the court pronounced Schley guilty of delay in locating Cervera's squadron, of carelessness in endangering the "Texas" by a peculiar "loop" movement or turn of the "Brooklyn" which blanketed the fire of other American vessels, and of disobedience to a departmental order of the 25th of May, but it recommended that no action be taken.
C. Ford (Brooklyn, 1891).
McCLOSKEY, John (1810-1885), American cardinal, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 10th of March 1810.
of Brooklyn, is a small unincorporated village, once famous for its whale-fisheries, and now best known for the presence here of the New York State Fish Hatchery, and of the Biological Laboratory of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and of the laboratory of the Department of Experimental Evolution of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
He is assisted by two bishops, one for Alaska residing at Sitka, one for Orthodox Syrians residing in Brooklyn.
He died in Brooklyn, New York, on the 30th of April 1891.
He identified himself with the Tammany Hall organization, and in1889-1892was treasurer of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge under the city government.
He studied men rather than books; became acquainted with the vices in what was then a pioneer town; and in his Seven Lectures to Young Men (1844) treated these with genuine power of realistic description and with youthful and exuberant rhetoric. Eight years later (1847) he accepted a call to the pastorate of Plymouth Church (Congregational), then newly organized in Brooklyn, New York.
Her husband, who was prominent among the founders of Swarthmore College (1864), died in Brooklyn, New York, on the 26th of January 1868; and Mrs Mott died on the 11th of November 1880 near Philadelphia.
The next seventeen years were passed in active ministry at Brooklyn, whence in 1854, owing to a throat affection, he removed to Owego, N.Y.
At this time he was in charge of the navy yard, Mare Island, California, from which post he was recalled in 1858, and appointed to the "Brooklyn" frigate, the command of which he held for the next two years.
"GEORGE WASHINGTON GOETHALS (1858-), American army engineer, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 29 1858.
He was pastor of the church of Christian Endeavour, Brooklyn, in 1874-1879.
He studied at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and after graduating from Princeton in 1873 and from the Princeton Theological School in 1877, he spent two years at the university of Berlin.
Recently the Brooklyn district attorney 's office had handled seven major cases of fraud.
barefoot boys in Brooklyn were interrupted by an urgent angry waggle of his podgy hand.
His mother was born in Brooklyn in 1854, he became an honorary citizen of the United States.
lowdown on the glam-rock band who rose out of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
obscenity case brought against the American novel Last Exit to Brooklyn in 1966.
Daniel: Do your sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, show any signs of footballing talent?
He was early familiar with the works of Matthew Arnold, Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer; he preached his Bible Studies sermons in 1878, when the higher criticism was wholly unknown to most evangelical ministers or known only to be dreaded; and his sermons on Evolution and Religion in 1885, when many of the ministry were denouncing evolution as atheistic. He was stricken with apoplexy while still active in the ministry, and died at Brooklyn on the 8th of March 1887, in the seventy-fourth year of his age.
The Moore brothers-Benjamin and Robert-opened their own store in Brooklyn, New York in 1883.
What began in a basement in Brooklyn has since become a multi-million dollar corporation.
We hopped on the wrong train, which was headed for Brooklyn.
Kleinfeld began in Brooklyn in 1941 and is now located in Manhattan, New York.
Curbly, a DIY site, offers curtains featuring the periodic table, pirate flags and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Adam Sandler, born in 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, is a man of many talents.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on November 12, 1982, Anne Hathaway first made a splash with her leading role in The Princess Diaries and its sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
The couple has three sons: Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz.
Richard Jeni was born October 31, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York.
Jerome Seinfeld was born April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Kalman and Betty.
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born November 12, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York.
The family lived together in Brooklyn, New York, until their split in 2007.
This Jimmy Kimmel bio begins in Brooklyn, New York.
Though the nightclub Djumbala, located in Brooklyn, New York, dubbed itself as the "official" after party club, the distributor of the film, Fox Searchlight, says it was not in any way affiliated with the club nor the after party.
The young man is in critical condition and remains on a respirator at a Brooklyn hospital.
The Brooklyn stabbing wasn't the only violent incident related to the Notorious premiere.
Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York.
Toys R Us first experimented with children's wear by opening freestanding Kids R Us stores in Paramus, New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York.
The Brooklyn port is a home port for Princess Cruises and for Holland America Cruise Lines.
The first paint store was in Brooklyn, New York, and founded with only $2,000 and a single line of paint.
The length of the shirt is covered in a single black and white image of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Speaking of a Street Vibe…: And speaking of that street vibe, these shirts truly reflect the diversity of Fulton Street in Brooklyn New York.
It has been transformed into a peninsula, located in the southern region of Brooklyn in New York City.
Both this neighborhood and the modern-day resort are surrounded by beaches, and are also home to KeySpan Park which hosts the Brooklyn Cyclones' minor league baseball games.
An expert of wrestling maneuvers, Alex is a New Yorker, who, based on his accent, seems to be a native of Brooklyn.
Growing up living above her father's doll hospital in Brooklyn, New York, she developed a strong love of dolls as she played with the ones waiting for repairs at the hospital.
January Jones and Brooklyn Decker show how flirtatious a casual bob can look.
The bridge was surpassed as the world's longest bridge in 1964, with the opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City.
Along with their hated rivals the Brooklyn Dodgers (who became the Los Angeles Dodgers), the Giants' moved west in 1957 as major league baseball became a coast-to-coast industry.
I gather my ideas from a range of cultural influences throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn: paintings, landscapes, museums…Barneys!
Margaritaville refugee Jimmy Buffet kicks back with the lovely Brooklyn Decker.
The coveted cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2010 can only be awarded to one lucky lady, and this year the top prize goes to Brooklyn Decker.
On the cover, Brooklyn sports a yellow string bikini, and while you may prefer to leave your bikini top on, you can find a similar style at Venus Swimwear.
While the bikini bottom sits a bit higher than Brooklyn's, those hip string ties leave no doubt that you'll have a captive audience!
According to the Association of Children's Museums, museums for kids have existed since 1899, when the Brooklyn Children's Museum first opened its doors.
One of the most often quoted experts on the subject of school uniforms is Dr. Alan Hilfer, senior psychologist in the Children's and Adolescent Unit at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.
This movie has a really famous car chase scene through the streets of Brooklyn, New York.
Carmelo Anthony, hailing from Brooklyn, New York, began his superstar career at Syracuse University.
There is only one brick-and-mortar Fred Flare store at this time, located in Brooklyn, New York.
Vayu Yoga Center, located on Columbia Street in Brooklyn, New York City, offers several types of yoga classes, including prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, and "Itsy Bitsy Yoga" for toddlers.
HealthCheck Systems is located in Brooklyn, New York, and is run by president Samuel Racer.
Brooklyn Decker: This All-American girl has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated several times, while also lingerie modeling.
Rap music may have been an American phenomenon in the beginning, but hip hop culture has spread around the world since the days of trading mix tapes in Brooklyn.
You might have heard these Brooklyn based emo/indie kids on an episode of One Tree Hill last season or seen them in concert with Taking Back Sunday.
Starting as a dropout from high school at the age of 17, Wallace started making his living on the streets of Brooklyn where he lived selling crack cocaine.
If Brooklyn's Jessica "Sugar" Kiper, 29, looks slightly familiar to you, don't be surprised.
Real World Brooklyn is the 21st installment of the successful MTV reality TV series Real World.
The basic theme of Real World Brooklyn is the same as it has always been.
Real World Brooklyn is comprised of 13 hour-long episodes beginning January 7th, 2009.
It has been around for more than 60 years and employs about 250 professionals, most of them veterans from the shop's early days in Brooklyn.
On December 10, 2009, Josie Brooklyn Duggar was born weighing only one pound, six ounces.
Dania Ramirez starred in The Sopranos and Brooklyn to Manhattan.
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