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On This Day: April 12, 1816, Brooklyn Became a Village

On April 12, 1816, New York officially incorporated the village of… Brooklyn. The State of New York legislature passed an act of incorporation on this day—with the participation of Brooklyn Heights founding father Hezekiah B. Pierrepont—that gave Brooklyn its first charter, establishing its official boundaries. Among the primary regions defined was Brooklyn Heights, which the […]

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