Frank Morgan (1890-1949)
“Nobody Gets In to See the Wizard. Not Nobody. Not No How” Not unless you visit Green-Wood Cemetery which is the final resting place of The Wizard of Oz himself!
William Poole (1821-1855)
If you’ve seen the movie Gangs of New York then you know all about William “Bill the Butcher” Poole. He was leader of the Bowery Boys and Know Nothing political movement. He was buried in an unmarked grave until 2004.
Susan Smith McKinney-Steward (1847-1918)
The first black female Dr. in the state of New York was born and raised in Brooklyn. In fact, she grew up on a pig farm in Weeksville on the corner of Fulton St and Buffalo Ave.
Henry Chadwick (1824-1908)
Known as the “Father of Baseball”, Chadwick created box scores, the “K” symbol for a strikeout and the statistics for batting average and earned run average. He even wrote a column for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle!
Charles Ebbets (1859-1925)
It’s still hard to think of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Ebbets Field, without getting a broken heart. Ebbets owned the Dodgers for almost 25 years and financed the building of the field bearing his name. Ebbets Field has since been demolished, but its memory lives on.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)
You’re bound to be talented when you’re son of Charles Tiffany who founded Tiffany & Co., but who could have known how incredibly talented!? Renowned glass maker and leader of the Art Nouvea Movement fell in love with glass while working at glass houses in Brooklyn in 1875. His goal in life was, “the pursuit of beauty”.