When you’re thinking of buying a home in Brooklyn it’s important to remember the city’s cultural history; Brooklyn, well-known as the proudest borough of New York City has a rich and distinctive background. Massada Home Sales has been helping people buy homes in Brooklyn since 1987. They know the importance of a neighborhood built atop a strong legacy.
Brooklyn did not begin as the densely populated urban epicenter we know it as today, in
fact, Brooklyn began in 1624 as a small Dutch-founded town until its amalgamation with New York City in 1898. From Brooklyn’s very beginnings it has had a constantly augmenting population. In 1649, the Village of Breukelen, or Brooklyn, became the first city in New York State; indeed, Brooklyn is known for setting quite a few precedents, like the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House in Flatlands, the oldest and one of the most beautiful homes in New York City. This house was the first national historic landmark. Later when New York reorganized its structure into twelve counties, Brooklyn was one of the original towns of Kings County in 1683. In 1776, The Battle of Brooklyn was the first and largest battle fought in the American Revolution. Before 1864, Kings County contained the City of Brooklyn and the City of Williamsburgh, but during this year the City of Brooklyn commandeered the City of Williamsburg and shortened the name to Willamsburg, about tripling the population.
Amongst Brooklyn’s fine history, this borough has always been known for its beautiful homes and high appeal. The city’s population more than tripled from 1800 to 1820, and again more than doubled over the next 20 years. This was most likely due to Brooklyn’s ports, making for a strong economy, and the building of the rail roads, making for easier accessibility. Another major accomplishment aiding the accessibility and growth of the great city of Brooklyn was the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. In 1898, the boroughs of New York City were decided upon and Brooklyn took its place as a permanent borough. A sign of Brooklyn’s urbanization and interest in development could be witnessed with the building of the beautiful brownstone State Street Houses (Greek revival with Italian influence) in the historic district of Brooklyn. The Wyckoff Bennett House, built in 1766, is the oldest house still in residence in Brooklyn. The Litchfield Villa built in 1854 is a grand Brooklyn mansion. The Hendrick I Lott House is a national landmark built in 1676. Brooklyn has always taken pride in its awe-inspiring homes, rich culture, and historic background. Massada Home Sales wants to help you stake your claim in Brooklyn’s outstanding history.