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When Brooklyn Was Kansas

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Forget about going back to Ohio, back in the day Brooklyn was Ohio. Well, more like Kansas. You've got to check out the pic of Ye Olde Brooklyn when it was a place of nature and farm fields. We're talking about the 1860s, friends, when "much of Brooklyn consisted of farmland dotted with the occasional house and tree. This is before Brooklyn was even a united city; Kings County around this time contained a couple of different cities and several small towns that had yet to be combined into the borough of Brooklyn as we know it today." And, then, all the Ohioans started showing up and simply messed up everything. Crap cakes. [Ephemeral New York]