Back in the late 1800's Brooklyn was still an independent city. That is till Boss Tweed, and company stole it, and added it to the greater Emerald City empire! Bastards. Above is the wrenched once proud Brooklyn City Hall.
Brooklyn was a free city since the Dutch ran City Hall. That all ended at the hands of corrupt plutocrats, and assorted scallywags.
The view from Brooklyn City Hall of the Manhattan Bridge, and the further uptown Empire State Building. Note the trees which as it turns out 'do' grow in Brooklyn.
"Betty" the guardian of Brooklyn which stands atop the copula of the Brooklyn City Hall. As it happens she's no longer gold plated, but painted gold. This done during WW2 to save dough to kick that paper hangers butt!
Not bad huh? Though in some dis-repair Brooklyn's City Hall still has vestiges of beauty, and pride! Over 130 years of cruel occupation by the forces of the Emerald City have not dampened the spirit of the resistance of the valiant local populace.
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