Brooklyn Heights: Capital City

New York Times: Brooklyn, the Acropolis: Brooklyn Heights as the capital site was discussed in a 1948 book, “New York: The World’s Capital City,” by Cleveland Rodgers and Rebecca B. Rankin. The Heights, they wrote, met the requirements that the capital be on the Atlantic Coast and open to the sea, yet not too close to the water to be attacked by enemy vessels.

“Most impressive,” the authors wrote, “was the site itself, the great bluff rising above the harbor and dominating all the land and water for miles around.”

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