• Brooklyn's Eat Flatbush: Rugby & Pigtown Communities by Brian Merlis & Lee A. Rosenweig
This beautiful hardcovered edition traces the history of East Flatbush from it's 17th century beginnings until recent years.
Containing nearly 400 illustrations in its 184 pages, over 350 photographs chronicle the neighborhoods growth between the years 1900 and 1960. Rare and detailed maps, as well as vital historical documents record and explain this area's forgotten past. Topics include Rugby, Pigtown, Holy Cross Cemetery, Vanderveer Park, defunct roads, Farragut Pool, Hyde Park, the stores & trolleys, the Kings Highway corridor, the Pieter Classen Wycoff House, and Remsen Village. Additional chapters include schools, houses of worship, hospitals, and the Vanderveer Estates.
A "must have" for anyone former or current resident, Tilden HS grad, or Brooklyn enthusiast; one of our nicest and most informative books! Introduction by City Councilman Lew Fidler. Our printer to bind only 600 copies!