Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn History’

Comments Off on 1936: The Cat-Saving Fire Dog Hero of Brooklyn’ s Engine Company No. 203

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 […]

Comments Off on 1912: The Cat Lady of Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, and the Mysterious Thanksgiving Day Fire

In one of a cluster of six shabby little frame houses at Hoyt and Livingston Streets, Brooklyn, stubbornly holding their own there against the huge overshadowing business buildings reared all about them, there lived until yesterday a hermit spinster, Miss Octavia Fredericks. The neighborhood was full of stories of her, many of them purely legendary […]