Two BHB readers alerted us to a bit of dendrochronology happening on Columbia Heights. The stump of a tree cut down near 157 Columbia Heights has been annotated by someone to reveal its approximate origin date (1885) as well as these historical events:
Wright Brothers first flight
Women Get the Vote
Stock Market Crash (1929)
Star Wars premieres
Fall of Berlin Wall
— Scarlett Stone (@scarlettsnyc) January 11, 2015
— michael rock (@michaelrock) January 16, 2015
@bkheightsblog Don't know. Just stumbled upon it while taking a walk. There is some sawdust still around so it must have been fairly recent.
— michael rock (@michaelrock) January 17, 2015
We would also add Brooklyn Heights becomes a landmarked neighborhood (1965) and, of course, BHB begins publishing (2006). What other Heights events would you add?