Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, NY
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The Gerritsen Beach neighborhood in the southern end of Brooklyn, New York, is named for Wolphert Gerretse, whose 15,000-acre grant from the West India Company in 1629 included what is now Gerritsen Beach. A farmer descendant named Hugh Gerritsen built a tidewater mill in 1665 on a marsh creek that is now known as Gerritsen Creek. The mill was still working more than a century later and ground flour for George Washington's troops during the American Revolutionary War. Unfortunately, the mill was destroyed by fire in 1931.
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I hope you enjoyed looking at another unique neighborhood in my home borough. I'm linking this post to Mary at The Little Red House Mosaic Monday event. Please visit Mary's blog to see her gorgeous pillow mosaic and to find links to other blogs participating in Mosaic Monday.