Timeline of Brooklyn

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This is a timeline and chronology of the history of Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's boroughs, and was settled in 1646.

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

Wykoff-Bennet House, built c. 1744
Erasmus Hall High School on Flatbush Avenue seen in 2008

19th century[edit]

1800s[edit]

The screw sloop-of-war USS Enterprise docked at the shipyard, ca. 1890.
Quarters 'A', Brooklyn Navy Yard

1810s[edit]

1820s[edit]

  • 1820 – Ohio (1820) is launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Missions include suppressing the slave trade off the coast of west Africa.
  • 1823 – Apprentices' Library Association formed.[21] ** After the occupying British evacuation, Fort Brooklyn was leveled between 1823 and 1825 for development.
  • 1827 – James Street Market built.[22]
  • 1828 – New Utrecht Reformed Church established and is the fourth oldest church in Brooklyn. In 1828, The present church was built in 1828 of stones taken from the original church, built in 1700.
  • 1829 – Coney Island House opens.[23]

1830s[edit]

John Rankin House at 440 Clinton Street, constructed in 1840

1840s[edit]

Brooklyn Borough Hall

1850s[edit]

Philharmonic Society of Brooklyn

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1860s[edit]

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, Knickerbocker Hall, 1864

1870s[edit]

Repaving Clinton Street, ca. 1872–1887

1880s[edit]

Brooklyn Bridge
City of Brooklyn as mapped in 1897, before consolidation with Greater New York

1890s[edit]

Claude Monet, The Church at Vernon, (1894), The Brooklyn Museum.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Les Vignes à Cagnes, (1908), The Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum photographed in June at Sunset.
John Singer Sargent, Paul César Helleu Sketching with His Wife, (1889), at The Brooklyn Museum.

20th century[edit]

1900s[edit]

The former Rusell Benedict House (1902) at 104 Buckingham Road in Prospect Park South
Logo of the Brooklyn Dodgers/Superbas from 1910 through 1913

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1910s[edit]

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

Louis Gossett Jr, Born: May 27, 1936

1940s[edit]

Lou Reed performing at the Hop Farm Music Festival (2011)

1950s[edit]

D'Onofrio in 2011.

[160] (born "Andrew Clay Silverstein") controversial American comedian and motion picture actor[161][162]

1960s[edit]

Brooklyn Heights Historic District

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

2000s[edit]

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92 museum

2010s[edit]

See also[edit]

other NYC boroughs

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