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Ep. 49 - The Mistake of '98 w/ Ron Schweiger

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The Bedford & Sullivan podcast is back for its 49th episode! And today, we are LIVE from outside Citi Field! At Noon ET, we welcome back the Brooklyn Borough Historian, Mr. Ron Schweiger.

Once upon a time, Brooklyn sat across the river from the City of New York as a healthy and ever-growing city of its own. Then, on New Years Day 1898, the City of Brooklyn, the County of the Bronx, Richmond County, Queens County and the City of New York merged to become what we now know as New York City. All the county governments voted unanimously to merge with the rest...except Brooklyn, which their city council passed by the smallest of margins. We will mostly talk about this consolidation today, or as many Brooklynites of the era called it, "The Mistake of '98."

So, join us at 12PM ET for the latest edition of the Bedford & Sullivan podcast!