True and Unusual Animal Tales of Old Brooklyn
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111 Price: Free
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Once upon a time, hundreds of cats worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; America’s first canine police unit was established in Parkville; a turtle made an annual pilgrimage to a Bay Ridge bar; a dog was an honored guest on the first train through the Joralemon Street Tunnel; and a blind cat who wore glasses saved Brooklyn Borough Hall from burning down when he was 27 years old. Join Peggy Gavan, author of “The Cat Men of Gotham” and creator of The Hatching Cat NYC website, as she takes you back in time to explore the city’s history via amazing stories about Brooklyn cats, dogs, horses, and other animals that made the newspaper headlines in the late 1800s and early 1900s.Buy tickets/get more info now