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Brooklyn  Giovanni P. Silvagni

Giovanni Silvagni

Brooklyn, NY Elder Law
Avvo rating 6.8
Sharp, sharper and sharpest lawyer i have ever worked with. A bundle of knowledge , organized, responsive and... more
Brooklyn  Christopher Anthony Hoffmann

Christopher Hoffmann

Brooklyn, NY Contracts / Agreements
Avvo rating 6.5
I turned to the Petroff legal team when I got in trouble with my mortgage. Being that I was in danger of... more
Brooklyn  Serge Felix Petroff

Serge Petroff

Brooklyn, NY Foreclosure
Avvo rating 8.7
I was accused of neglect and maltreatment of my 2 children.....I just graduated from the NYC corrections... more
Brooklyn  Fredericka Patrice Bashir

Fredericka Bashir

Brooklyn, NY Family
Avvo rating 6.5
Mr Petroff and his staff were exceptional in their effort to secure our loan modification. Katie Stupnevich... more
Brooklyn  Serge Felix Petroff

Serge Petroff

Brooklyn, NY Foreclosure
Avvo rating 8.7
I was at my whit's end. My prior lawyer gouged and took advantage of my legal issues related to my mortgage.... more
Brooklyn  Serge Felix Petroff

Serge Petroff

Brooklyn, NY Foreclosure
Avvo rating 8.7
If you are going through a bankruptcy, for his knowledge and professionalism, I would recommend Bruce Weiner... more
Brooklyn  Bruce Laurence Weiner

Bruce Weiner

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Debt
Avvo rating 10.0
I think Jay Simon's most important trait as an attorney is his attention to his clients. In the bankruptcy... more
Brooklyn  Jay I. Simon

Jay Simon

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Chapter 7
Avvo rating 6.7

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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.