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Irene did excellent job when I buying my first house.She was professional ,and knowledgable with my case.I... more
Brooklyn  Irene Stein

Irene Stein

Brooklyn, NY Real Estate
Avvo rating 8.2
I was pleased with my experience working with Nicole R.Abruzzo.Nicole not just friendly, polite and smart... more
Brooklyn  Nicole R. Abruzzo

Nicole Abruzzo

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 7.8
Inna handled everything graciously! Thought the process would be long and painful, but she walked us through... more
Brooklyn  Inna Fershteyn

Inna Fershteyn

Brooklyn, NY Trusts
Avvo rating 9.0
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Brooklyn  Benjamin M Pinczewski

Benjamin Pinczewski

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 7.0
They did exactly what they said they would do. In April 2011 they halted the foreclosure process on my... more
Brooklyn  Serge Felix Petroff

Serge Petroff

Brooklyn, NY Foreclosure
Avvo rating 8.4
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Brooklyn  Todd Andrew Spodek

Todd Spodek

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 8.3
my life was turned in-side-out. The local police came to my home and communicated that a young lady I helped... more
Brooklyn  Ernest DuBose

Ernest DuBose

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 7.0
Nicholas (Nick Wooldridge) was absolutely the most communicative lawyer I have ever encountered; I needed to... more
Brooklyn  Nick Mitar Wooldridge

Nick Wooldridge

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 7.5

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Brooklyn is a bastion of strong historical figures and abolitionists from the 19th century.

The history of Brooklyn as a diverse city began in 1790 where about 1/3 of the people in Kings County (which later became known as Brooklyn) were black slaves. By 1827, many of the slaves were freed and a recession a decade later allowed the former slaves to buy land. While Brooklyn was built on sugar, cotton, and tobacco, all principally supported by the slave business, the city has grown past this sordid past.

An exhibition on Brooklyn Abolitionists exists in the city and brings light to the efforts of influential abolitionists of the past. Elizabeth Gloucester, for one, was a black abolitionist who invested in real estate in Brooklyn and died one of the wealthiest women in the US.