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In 1936, Nip*, the veteran fire dog of Brooklyn’s Engine Company No. 203, won four medals of honor for heroism from the following agencies: New York Women’s League for Animals Dog’s World International American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New York Anti-Vivisection Society During his years of service with the engine company, Nip had demonstrated many acts of bravery […]

East Harlem merchant G. Herman Gottlieb had a little knowledge of botany and a great desire to make some quick cash. So he left his home at 188 East 99th Street with two empty baskets and made his way to the wooded area on Dyckman Street in the Inwood section of Manhattan. There, he worked all day long […]