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Kings County, from the colonial era to the late 1800s was made up of six separate towns: Brooklyn, Bushwick, Flatlands, Flatbush, New Utrecht, and Gravesend.Over a couple of centuries, the City of Brooklyn gradually absorbed the other towns (after part of Flatlands became New Lots).Butcher, 86th Street between 19th and 20th Avenues.

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He purchased what wouldbecome Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and Bay Ridge from Dutch governor Wilhelm Kieft and later, from the Nyack Indians.

His associate Jacques Cortelyou issued patents to other settlers after Van Werckhaven returned to Europe.

The 86th Street BMT subway at 4th Avenue was my home subway, and I rode the B16 (Fort Hamilton Parkway), B63 (5th Avenue) B64 (86th Street) and B37 (3rd Avenue) buses with regularity.

Now, the B1 and B64 have been recast in unfamiliar routes, and the B37 has been altogether eliminated.

Former Dime Bank buildings are sometimes identified by representations of the Liberty dime issued from 1916-1945, sometimes called the Mercury dime since Liberty is wearing a winged cap like the Roman messenger god did.

The back of the Liberty Dime is an unquestionably Roman symbol: bundles of sticks surrounding an axe called the “fasces,” symbolizing governmental authority.

I’m not sure when 86th Street was built out to its ultimate length.

It was certainly laid out on maps by 1873, when this Beers atlas plate of the town of New Utrecht was drawn. The center of this map, just to the left of the “86th” is where the elevated D train turns off New Utrecht Avenue onto 86th in the present day.

In the 1970s, I was amazed at how quickly the disco craze arose, and has never really left.

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