Lecture On ‘Great Mistake’ At New Utrecht Reformed Church

Father Knickerbocker, representing New York City, proposes to Miss Brooklyn (Image provided by Michael Miscione via nurcnews.blogspot.com)

Not everyone was happy about Brooklyn’s consolidation into greater New York City in 1898.

To many newspapers, civic leaders and proud residents, it was ‘the great mistake of ’98’ – when Brooklyn would forever lose its identity as an independent city.

According to Vincent La Marca, Historian Michael Miscione will give a free talk, including great illustrations like the one above, on the struggle to create the five borough behemoth we know today as NYC, on Tuesday, October 25.

The lecture will take place at the New Utrecht Reformed Church’s parish house at 7:30 p.m.

Miscione is the Borough Historian for Manhattan, as well as the producer of a documentary on Brooklyn’s merger with the rest of New York City.

The New Utrecht Reformed Church is located on 18th Avenue between 83rd Street and 84th Street. For more information on the church’s history, please visit Historic New Utrecht.org

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