GRAVESEND BROOKLYN: CONEY ISLAND AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY.

GravesendBrooklynIoA[Book: Eric J. Ierardi – 1996 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Be transported back to an exciting time, when the town of Gravesend, Brooklyn (New York) was one of the six original towns later to become part of the great City of Brooklyn. Originally an isolated English-speaking community amidst many other Dutch areas in the region, Gravesend developed into a thriving seaside resort, with Coney Island becoming the “Playground of the World.” Chapter Points: The Village Area – People, Homes, and Streets; The Town Hall and Its “Boss” John Y. McKane; The Schools and Their Students; The Town’s Racetracks and Hotels; The Streets of Sheepshead Bay; Coney Island – Amusements, Beach and Boardwalk (includes Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.