Brooklyn History

I’ve been out on jury duty yesterday so I haven’t had time to write anything for the blog. However, emerging from the courtroom on the 21st floor of the Kings County courtroom on Jay Street, I was able to take a few pictures of the clouds rolling over Manhattan. It occurs to me how few times I’ve actually seen Brooklyn from above more than a few floors.

There’s a black-and-white filter on the photo, of course, but the rest is Mother Nature!

Speaking of Brooklyn jury duty, it appears the former independent city once had a big problem getting smart people to show up for it back in 1868!  This article appears in the July 23, 1868 issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

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