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Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
A Book

by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-02-02
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1786070855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNING AUTHOR A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NOVEL OF 2016 | SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2016 FROM THE WINNER OF THE ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD 2018 They used to be inseparable. They used to be young, brave and brilliant – amazingly beautiful and terrifyingly alone. August, Sylvia, Angela and Gigi shared everything: songs, secrets, fears and dreams. But 1970s Brooklyn was also a dangerous place, where grown men reached for innocent girls, where mothers disappeared and futures vanished at the turn of a street corner. Another Brooklyn is a heartbreaking and exquisitely written novel about a fleeting friendship that united four young lives, from one of our most gifted novelists.

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
A Book

by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 2017-05-30
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9780606403603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything-until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn
The Inaugural Season of the New York-Penn League Cyclones

by Ed Shakespeare

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2003-04-29
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9780786414598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Major league baseball has a long, rich history in Brooklyn. From the time Brooklyn started play in 1884 until their move west to Los Angeles following the 1957 season, the Dodgers and their predecessors were the emotional center of the borough's diverse population. But Brooklyn would be without a professional team until June of 2001, when the Cyclones took the field in Coney Island as the Mets' affiliate for the New York-Penn League. This work follows the rookie-level club from its formation through it first season. Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, Joe Pignatano and Clyde King comment on their own minor league days, and their days in Brooklyn. Also included are interviews of Cyclones players and fans of both teams.

Brooklyn Story

Brooklyn Story
A Book

by Suzanne Corso

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-12-28
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781439190241
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perfectly evoking the sights and sounds of the summer of 1978 in Brooklyn, Suzanne Corso makes an acclaimed fiction debut with this powerful coming-of-age tale, told from an adult perspective, of family, best friends, first loves, and big dreams waiting to come true. Samantha Bonti is fifteen years old, half Jewish and half Italian, and hesitantly edging toward pure Brooklyn. She lives in Bensonhurst with her mother, Joan, a woman poisoned with cynicism and shackled by addictions; and with her Grandma Ruth, Samantha’s loudest and most opinionated source of encouragement. As flawed as they are, they are family. And this is home—a tight-knit community of ancestors and traditions, of controlling mobsters, compliant wives, and charismatic young guys willing to engage in anything illegal to get a shot at playing with the big boys. Yet Samantha has something that even her most simpatico girlfriend, Janice Caputo, doesn’t share—a desire to become a writer and to escape their insular, overcrowded little world and the destiny that is assumed for all of them. Then comes Tony Kroon. He’s a gorgeous mobster wannabe, a Bensonhurst Adonis whose seductive charms Samantha finds irresistible—even when she knows she’s too smart to fall this deep . . . but Samantha soon finds herself swallowed up by dangerous circumstances that threaten to jeopardize more than her dreams. Grandma Ruth’s advice: Samantha had better write herself out of this story and into a new one, fast.

Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn

Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn
A Book

by John B. Manbeck

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2013-04-30
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1625840276
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diversity and distinctiveness are part of the historic fabric of Brooklyn--they are part of its people, landmarks, favorite events and more. Borough Historian John Manbeck has collected the stories that reveal the history and spirit of this ever-growing metropolis. Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden beautify the borough, which is returning to its roots with a vibrant "urban farming" movement. From stories of murderous pirates who once besieged Sheepshead Bay to tales of the still-beloved Brooklyn Dodgers who played at Ebbets Field, Manbeck traces the long and colorful history. Explore the forgotten neighborhoods, vanishing waterfront and other attractions that show how and why Brooklyn has endured.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Historically Speaking

by John B. Manbeck

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2008-08-29
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1614237891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From America's first suburb to its favorite borough, Brooklyn is by all accounts matchless. Taking readers away from the film sets and off the tour buses, borough historian John Manbeck reveals the communities that have defined its diverse neighborhoods, from the early Dutch settlers to today's colonizing hipsters. Through urbanism and war, depression and gentrification, Manbeck's columns, first printed in the Brooklyn Eagle and now collected here, show Brooklyn for what it isa cultural and social nonpareil that just happens to sit across the East River from Manhattan.

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn
A Novel

by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780062573759
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Running into a long-ago friend sets a memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything, until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, and brilliant. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Iceman of Brooklyn

Iceman of Brooklyn
The Mafia Life of Frankie Yale

by Michael Newton

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2021-04-16
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1476681961
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Largely forgotten now, Frankie Yale was an influential New York mobster of the early 20th century whose proteges included future leaders of New York's five Mafia families and Chicago's outfit. His influence extended to Chicago, where he personally committed two of the city's most notorious underworld assassinations and waged a five-year war to wrest control of Brooklyn's docks from Irish rivals. His murder marked New York City's first use of a Tommy gun in gangland warfare, the same weapon used in Chicago's St. Valentine's Day massacre seven months later. Yale's passing destabilized Gotham's Mafia, paving the way for an upheaval that modified and modernized the structure of American syndicated crime for the next six decades. Despite Yale's prominence during his life, this is the first biography to survey his life and career.

The Brooklyn Diaries: 1969-1981

The Brooklyn Diaries: 1969-1981
A Book

by Richard Grayson

  • Publisher : Richard Grayson
  • Release : 2010-08-15
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN : 0557591848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compilation of all six books of Richard Grayson's diary entries: SUMMER IN BROOKLYN (1969-1975), AUTUMN IN BROOKLYN (1978), WINTER IN BROOKLYN (1971-72),SPRING IN BROOKLYN (1975), MORE SUMMER IN BROOKLYN (1976-79) and A YEAR IN ROCKAWAY (1980).

Brooklyn Is

Brooklyn Is
Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes

by James Agee

  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2012-10-15
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0823250806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Agee’s prose poem captures the textural variety of Brooklyn in language that bears reading aloud for its lilt, melody, and pleasingly pungent vocabulary.” —Booklist (starred review) For the first time in book form—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Foreword by Jonathan Lethem, author Motherless Brooklyn In 1939, James Agee was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of Fortune on New York City. The draft was rejected for “creative differences,” and remained unpublished until it appeared in Esquire in 1968 under the title “Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes.” Crossing the borough from the brownstone heights over the Brooklyn Bridge out through backstreet neighborhoods like Flatbush, Midwood, and Sheepshead Bay that roll silently to the sea, Agee captured in 10,000 remarkable words, the essence of a place and its people. Propulsive, lyrical, jazzy, and tender, its pitch-perfect descriptions endure even as Brooklyn changes; Agee’s essay is a New York classic. Resonant with the rhythms of Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, and Thomas Wolfe, it takes its place alongside Alfred Kazin’s A Walker in the City as a great writer’s love-song to Brooklyn and alongside E. B. White’s Here Is New York as an essential statement of the place so many call home. “Agee’s rhapsodically detailed essay/prose poem is a Whitmanessque catalog, evoking a Brooklyn of ordinary people.” —Berkshire Eagle “Strikingly successful in uncovering America’s Brooklyn, its neighborhoods and its people . . . the book is startlingly beautiful.” —The Brooklyn Rail “Agee is a wonderfully poetic writer, and he weaves a beautiful portrait of the borough, covering the people and places in every corner of Brooklyn’s seventy-one miles” —Park Slope Reader

Raising Brooklyn

Raising Brooklyn
Nannies, Childcare, and Caribbeans Creating Community

by Tamara Mose Brown

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2011-01-24
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780814791424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I would have climbed up a mountain to get on the list [to serve overseas]. We were going to do our duty. Despite all the bad things that happened, America was our home. This is where I was born. It was where my mother and father were. There was a feeling of wanting to do your part. --Gladys Carter, member of the 6888th To Serve My Country, to Serve my Race is the story of the historic 6888th, the first United States Women's Army Corps unit composed of African-American women to serve overseas. While African-American men and white women were invited, if belatedly, to serve their country abroad, African-American women were excluded for overseas duty throughout most of WWII. Under political pressure from legislators like Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the NAACP, the black press, and even President Roosevelt, the U.S. War Department was forced to deploy African-American women to the European theater in 1945. African-American women, having succeeded, through their own activism and political ties, in their quest to shape their own lives, answered the call from all over the country, from every socioeconomic stratum. Stationed in France and England at the end of World War II, the 6888th brought together women like Mary Daniel Williams, a cook in the 6888th who signed up for the Army to escape the slums of Cleveland and to improve her ninth-grade education, and Margaret Barnes Jones, a public relations officer of the 6888th, who grew up in a comfortable household with a politically active mother who encouraged her to challenge the system. Despite the social, political, and economic restrictions imposed upon these African-American women in their own country, they were eager to serve, not only out of patriotism but out of a desire to uplift their race and dispell bigoted preconceptions about their abilities. Elaine Bennett, a First Sergeant in the 6888th, joined because "I wanted to prove to myself and maybe to the world that we would give what we had back to the United States as a confirmation that we were full- fledged citizens." Filled with compelling personal testimony based on extensive interviews, To Serve My Country is the first book to document the lives of these courageous pioneers. It reveals how their Army experience affected them for the rest of their lives and how they, in turn, transformed the U.S. military forever.

Brooklyn in Love

Brooklyn in Love
A Delicious Memoir of Food, Family, and Finding Yourself

by Amy Thomas

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1492645923
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of Paris, My Sweet comes the story of a modern woman embracing love, motherhood, and all the courses life has to offer, On an island where finding love can be just as hard as finding a dinner reservation on a Friday night, Amy Thomas never imagined a family would fit into her lifestyle. So when Amy finds herself turning forty, moving to Brooklyn, and making way for a baby with a new man in her life, she realizes that starting over may be her biggest opportunity yet. But how do you balance staying out all night dancing with staying up all night soothing a baby? Can a lifelong city girl trade in spontaneity for domesticity? Set amid the backdrop of Brooklyn and Manhattan's foodie scenes, Amy sets out to make her second act even sweeter than the first.

An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn

An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781423619116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boss of Black Brooklyn

Boss of Black Brooklyn
The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker

by Ron Howell

  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 0823281000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The untold story about the struggles and achievements of the first Black person to hold public office in Brooklyn, New York. Bertram L. Baker immigrated to the United States from the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1915. Three decades later, he was elected to the New York state legislature, representing the Bedford Stuyvesant section. A pioneer and a giant, Baker has a story that is finally revealed in intimate and honest detail by his grandson Ron Howell. Boss of Black Brooklyn begins with the tale of Baker’s rise to prominence in a fascinating era of Black American history, a time when thousands of West Indian families began leaving their native islands in the Caribbean and settling in New York City. In 1948, Bert Baker was elected to the New York state assembly, representing the growing central Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. Baker loved telling his fellow legislators that only one other Nevisian had ever served in the state assembly. That was Alexander Hamilton, the founding father. Making his own mark on modern history, Baker pushed through one of the nation’s first bills outlawing discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. Also, for thirty years, from 1936 to 1966, he led the all-Black American Tennis Association, as its executive secretary. In that capacity he successfully negotiated with white tennis administrators, getting them to accept Althea Gibson into their competitions. Gibson then made history as the first black champion of professional tennis. Baker represents a remarkable turning point in the evolution of modern New York City. In the 1940s, when he won his seat in the New York state assembly, Blacks made up only four percent of the population of Brooklyn. Today they make up a third of the population, and there are scores of Black elected officials. Yet Brooklyn, often called the capital of the Black Diaspora, is a capital under siege. Developers and realtors seeking to gentrify the borough are all but conspiring to push Blacks out of the city. Boss of Black Brooklyn not only explores Black politics and Black organizations but also penetrates Baker’s inner life and reveals themes that resonate today: Black fatherhood, relations between Black men and black women, faithfulness to place and ancestry. Bertram L. Baker’s story has receded into the shadows of time, but Boss of Black Brooklyn recaptures it and inspires us to learn from it. Praise for Boss of Black Brooklyn “[A] valuable addition to New York history . . . . This shines a necessary light on an all-but-forgotten black politician from the pre–civil rights era.” —Publishers Weekly “A potent reminder that history isn’t very old . . . What makes this biography all the more powerful is that as Baker’s grandson, the author Ron Howell . . . offers a personal prism on a transplanted West Indian family and political ascension.” —The New York Times

A Fortress in Brooklyn

A Fortress in Brooklyn
Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg

by Nathaniel Deutsch,Michael Casper

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0300231091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hasidic Williamsburg is famous as one of the most separatist, intensely religious, and politically savvy communities in the entire United States. Less known is how the community survived in one of New York City's toughest neighborhoods during an era of steep decline, only to later oppose and also participate in the unprecedented gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.00Nathaniel Deutsch and Michael Casper unravel the fascinating history of how a community of determined Holocaust survivors encountered, shaped, and sometimes fiercely resisted the urban processes that transformed their gritty neighborhood, from white flight and the construction of public housing to rising crime, divestment of city services, and, ultimately, extreme gentrification. By showing how Williamsburg's Hasidim avoided assimilation, Deutsch and Casper present both a provocative counter-history of American Jewry and a novel look at how race, real estate, and religion intersected in the creation of a quintessential, and yet deeply misunderstood, New York neighborhood.

Bargaining for Brooklyn

Bargaining for Brooklyn
Community Organizations in the Entrepreneurial City

by Nicole P. Marwell

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2009-05-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0226509087
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When middle-class residents fled American cities in the 1960s and 1970s, government services and investment capital left too. Countless urban neighborhoods thus entered phases of precipitous decline, prompting the creation of community-based organizations that sought to bring direly needed resources back to the inner city. Today there are tens of thousands of these CBOs—private nonprofit groups that work diligently within tight budgets to give assistance and opportunity to our most vulnerable citizens by providing services such as housing, child care, and legal aid. Through ethnographic fieldwork at eight CBOs in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Bushwick, Nicole P. Marwell discovered that the complex and contentious relationships these groups form with larger economic and political institutions outside the neighborhood have a huge and unexamined impact on the lives of the poor. Most studies of urban poverty focus on individuals or families, but Bargaining for Brooklyn widens the lens, examining the organizations whose actions and decisions collectively drive urban life.

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America's First Suburb

by Robert Furman

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2015-07-13
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1625855044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Settled in the 1600s, Brooklyn Heights is one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods. Its strategic location overlooking the harbor proved instrumental during the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn. In the 1830s, steam ferries transformed it into America’s first suburb, where abolitionism flourished and one of the largest Civil War Sanitary Fairs was held. Throughout the nineteenth century, wealthy philanthropists and entrepreneurs built high-styled Gothic Revival and Italianate homes and founded many landmark Brooklyn institutions. Though the neighborhood declined with the new century, it became a target of Robert Moses’s urban renewal projects in the 1930s. Its designation as the city’s first historic district saved Brooklyn Heights, and it has since blossomed into one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Brooklyn's Dodgers

Brooklyn's Dodgers
The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947-1957

by Carl E. Prince

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1997-04-03
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9780195353921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During the 1952 World Series, a Yankee fan trying to watch the game in a Brooklyn bar was told, "Why don't you go back where you belong, Yankee lover?" "I got a right to cheer my team," the intruder responded, "this is a free country." "This ain't no free country, chum," countered the Dodger fan, "this is Brooklyn." Brooklynites loved their "Bums"--Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, and all the murderous parade of regulars who, after years of struggle, finally won the World Series in 1955. One could not live in Brooklyn and not catch its spirit of devotion to its baseball club. In Brooklyn's Dodgers, Carl E. Prince captures the intensity and depth of the team's relationship to the community and its people in the 1950s. Ethnic and racial tensions were part and parcel of a working class borough; the Dodgers' presence smoothed the rough edges of the ghetto conflict always present in the life of Brooklyn. The Dodger-inspired baseball program at the fabled Parade Grounds provided a path for boys that occasionally led to the prestigious "Dodger Rookie Team," and sometimes, via minor league contracts, to Ebbets Field itself. There were the boys who lined Bedford Avenue on game days hoping to retrieve home run balls and the men in the many bars who were not only devoted fans but collectively the keepers of the Dodger past--as were Brooklyn women, and in numbers. Indeed, women were tied to the Dodgers no less than their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons; they were only less visible. A few, like Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore and working class stiff Hilda Chester were regulars at Ebbets Field and far from invisible. Prince also explores the underside of the Dodgers--the "baseball Annies," and the paternity suits that went with the territory. The Dodgers' male culture was played out as well in the team's politics, in the owners' manipulation of Dodger male egos, opponents' race-baiting, and the macho bravado of the team (how Jackie Robinson, for instance, would prod Giants' catcher Sal Yvars to impotent rage by signaling him when he was going to steal second base, then taunting him from second after the steal). The day in 1957 when Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, announced that the team would be leaving for Los Angeles was one of the worst moments in baseball history, and a sad day in Brooklyn's history as well. The Dodger team was, to a degree unmatched in other major league cities, deeply enmeshed in the life and psyche of Brooklyn and its people. In this superb volume, Carl Prince illuminates this "Brooklyn" in the golden years after the Second World War.

The New Brooklyn

The New Brooklyn
What It Takes to Bring a City Back

by Kay S. Hymowitz

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-01-22
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1442266589
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The New Brooklyn, Kay Hymowitz chronicles the policies and events that transformed Brooklyn so dramatically in such a short period of time. Her portrait of the dramatic transformation of one urban center offers prescriptions that any city can employ and will be required reading for everyone interested in the rebirth of America’s cities.

Brooklyn’s Renaissance

Brooklyn’s Renaissance
Commerce, Culture, and Community in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

by Melissa Meriam Bullard

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-06-05
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN : 3319501763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book shows how modern Brooklyn’s proud urban identity as an arts-friendly community originated in the mid nineteenth century. Before and after the Civil War, Brooklyn’s elite, many engaged in Atlantic trade, established more than a dozen cultural societies, including the Philharmonic Society, Academy of Music, and Art Association. The associative ethos behind Brooklyn’s fine arts flowering built upon commercial networks that joined commerce, culture, and community. This innovative, carefully researched and documented history employs the concept of parallel Renaissances. It shows influences from Renaissance Italy and Liverpool, then connected to New York through regular packet service like the Black Ball Line that ferried people, ideas, and cargo across the Atlantic. Civil War disrupted Brooklyn’s Renaissance. The city directed energies towards war relief efforts and the women’s Sanitary Fair. The Gilded Age saw Brooklyn’s Renaissance energies diluted by financial and political corruption, planning the Brooklyn Bridge and consolidation with New York City in 1898.