Posts Tagged ‘Flatbush Avenue’

Comments Off on 1891: The Well-Bred Cats and Dogs of the Whitby Kennels in Flatbush, Brooklyn

In 1891, Hurlbut Chapman, a once prominent lawyer from Rye, New York, leased the old John C. Bergen homestead at 972 Flatbush Avenue, at the corner of Avenue A (today’s Albemarle Road). There, he opened the Whitby Kennels, where he boarded the dogs and cats of wealthy New Yorkers.

Comments Off on 1919 and 1922: Bulb, the Bad-Luck Police Horse of the NYPD

NYPD Mounted Heroes, Part I Since 1871, the year that the Board of Police established the first official Mounted Police Unit in New York City, more than a dozen mounted patrolmen have been killed in the line of duty in horse-related incidents. Most of these men died after being violently thrown from their horses when […]