Tag Archive: New York History

Brooklyn Bends

Posted on January 9, 2023 2:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Tom Clavin

In January 1869, construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge. Obviously, work got underway in wintry conditions, but that was just the first of many challenges. That the bridge was built at all was remarkable, and credit goes … Read the article


New York’s First Black Firefighters

Posted on May 29, 2015 8:02 pm Published by 1 Comment

By Ginger Adams Otis

Black Firefighters

It’s no secret that FDNY firefighters are among the best in the world, but here’s a little-known fact about New York’s Bravest: a black woman was among the city’s earliest black firefighters. Her name … Read the article