Exploding Brooklyn

Exploding Brooklyn

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backwoods of New York City became an epicenter of shipping and commerce.

Episodes

November 23, 2023 27 mins
Mary Ann Duffy of Williamsburg:
Unfortunate Mam'selle and Nymph Du Pave:
Clinker Revolver Inebriate Bummer Item Prize and Friend:
Girl Does What She Wants To Do.

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backwoods of New York City became an epicenter of shipping and commerce.

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featuring:
Thorn Faces Jury
Thorn's Awful Accusation
Mrs. Nack's Career of Crime
Cigars for the Convicts at Sing Sing
Photograph Where Head Should Be
A Stay for Martin Thorn
Mrs. Nack May Plead Manslaughter
The Jury's Wine Bill
Mrs. Nack Taken To Auburn
For Use As A Wine Shop
Mrs. Nack Released From Prison
& more

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people...
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Animal Visitors To The Creek
A Sea Dog Stealing Bass, 1832
Sea Dog Captured and Sold To The American Museum
Sea Dog Near the Creek - 1859
Two Day Fox Hunt In Greenpoint, 1932
Shark Shot 8 Times, 1950
Calf Fleeing Slaughterhouse In Brooklyn, 1957
Dolphin Spotted In Brooklyn's Polluted Newtown Creek, 2010

Cameras Open World To Slum Children, 1968
Dump It Yourself Depots
Wertheimer - "Infanticide in the American Imagination" by Janet Galley
Marg...
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Queens County Oil Works Fire, 1895
Men Buried at the Tunnel at Long Island City, 1905
An Oil Tank Explodes, The Residents of Greenpoint Startled By Broken Windows, 1885
Mary Wertheimer and Her Murdered Child, 1892
Girl Determined To Die, 1902
Guldensuppe: Mystery Is Not Solved, 1897
Hard Fight With A Fire, 1902
Emma Robinson "Insane" Girl, 1867

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Michael Burns, Escaped Smallpox Patient
A Jury of Black People Is Called By The Court But Rejected By The Defendant
The Jute Mill: What Is Jute?
Child Labor in Greenpoint, 1904
The American Manufacturing Company
The Tugboat John Anson

featuring: burlap; Labor Strike; Child Labor; Call the Darkness Light by Nancy Zaroulis; The American Manufacturing Company; tugboat John Anson; the health wagon; The Wilson Bill; Flood's Lot.

Exploding Broo...
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Wanted To Get Him Out: Landlord Succeeded With Noxious Gases
A Terrible Death In Muriatic Acid
Fire In A Greenpoint Plant
Long Ill Woman Failed In Suicide Attempt
Greenpoint Blaze: Iron Works and Chemical Factory Damaged
Chauffeur Killed Boy

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backwoods of New ...
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Slimy Newtown Creek, 1897
Another Mystery: Human Hands, 1862
Nine Acres Ravaged By Fierce Flames, 1900
Car Tracks Torn Up, 1900
Bad Scare for Newtown: A Man With Smallpox Mingles With Its People, 1893
Tugboat Blown To Pieces, 1902
Missing girl, part 10: Not Maggie, 1897

featuring: Edward C. Smith box factory; James D. Leary lumber yard; E. C. Smith's planing mill; fireboats Seth Low, Van Wyck, Boody; George W. Piper paint factory; Post &a...
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Actress Jennie Goldstein
Pink Street Is No More and The Bodies Discovered There
Rushmore Paper Plant
Labor "Rioters" In Greenpoint Suppressed By Federal Troops, Strike Actions Citywide; Streets Of City Overrun By Reckless Militan Men

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backwoods of New York C...
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Had To Send For Soldiers To Suppress Workers, 1895
Paper Plant Burns, 1925
Woman's Body Found In Newtown Creek, 1927
Arrest of the Williamsburg Pilot, 1849
Greenpoint, 1853: Shipbuilding and other industries
France Waterfront Lands Will Be Developed, 1930
Varnish Works Ablaze, 1902
Slaver Ship Seized At Greenpoint, 1861
Missing Girl, part 10: Where Is Maggie?, 1887

featuring: Emil Calman & Company Varnish Works; fireboats Boody, Van Wyc...
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The McGuinness
7 Boys Held As Movie-Taught Robbers, Police Search For The Fagan
WWI: Private Joseph G. Beach, MIA since 1918
Alleged Yourful Crooks, 1898
Elevator Boy Loses Ear, 1903
The Greenpoint Friesel & Bonuso Gang of Greenpoint: For A Yeggman.

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backw...
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The Farleys That Never Were
Mount Washington and John Keenan: Hidden For All Time
The McGuinness: Sheriff of the Athens of the East River, and Prisoners' Meals

featuring: the Boston & Maine Railroad.

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backwoods of New York City became an epicenter of shi...
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Mussel Island
Clam Peddlers As First Responders, 1857
Up Turbid and Congested Newtown Creek, 1929
Ownership
Stolen Speedboat, 1926
Oysters and Spam

Additions to the LongIsland Railroad Disaster of 1893:
Skelton's Morgue, Queens
John Philip Sousa and the Long Island Railroad Disaster of 1893
P. S. Gilmore
The World's Fair and Manhattan Beach
A Trip To Mars
Actor George Fielding
Understanding Gold vs. Silver and the Election of 1896: Free Silver ...
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Oil Fire,Terrible Explosion, Worker Cut In Two 1883
A Man Drowned At Hunters Point, Shameful Conduct Of Bystanders, 1870
Long Island Railroad Disaster, 1893
Newtown Creek Being Made Deeper: The Removal Of Mussel Island, 1922
McGuinness Raids In Vain, 1922
City Employee Dead in Newtown Creek, 1909
2000 Men Fight Fire Sweeping Vast Oil Store, Fireboats Float In A Sea Of Flames On Newtown Creek, 1919
Missing Girl, part 9: Maggie Kueblein and...
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Greenpoint: August 21, 1850
The Hills Must All Come Down
Pinkertons On The Creek, 1887
Workers, Bosses, Owners and the Laurel Hill Chemical Works

Featuring: Maspeth; Laurel Hill Chemical Works; Strikes & Pinkertons; Workers kidnapped to replace strikers.


Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this...
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Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backwoods of New York City became an epicenter of shipping and commerce.

Exploding Brooklyn is the first podcast from Tripping Balls Through History - podcasts using newspapers and media to bring old true stories to light.

Official: trippingballsthroughh...
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A Man People Watching On a Commuter Ferry in 1853
The First Ferries in Brooklyn
The Union Ferry Company: Total Dickheads
The Greenpoint Company
A Sufferer: Commuting Hell
The Greenpoint Ferry, 1857
The Union Ferry Company: Life's Hard For Us Rich Monopolists Too, You Know
The Union Ferry Company's Nemesis: Street Boys
The City Takes Over To Usher The Ferry System Into Oblivion
Austerity and The Death of the Greenpoint Ferry, and Apparently ...
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At Least Two Lives Lost, Newtown Creek Penny Bridge Disaster, 1894
Greenpoint, 1850: A Debutantes' Ball
Guldensuppe and Mrs. Nack, 1897
Naptha Tank's Exploded, 1896
Missing Girl, part 8: Maggie Kueblein: Not Yet Found, 1887

featuring: Laurel Hill Chemical Works: Coroner Strong; Greenpoint Avenue bridge; Toner's Penny Bridge Hotel: Into Icy Newtown Creek + Down With A Bridge + Still finding more bodies; District Attorney Fleming; contrac...
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The Schwab Family.

Exploding Brooklyn focuses on North Brooklyn's industrial history in Greenpoint and Williamsburg on Newtown Creek; and the people who lived and died amidst industrial mayhem as this backwoods of New York City became an epicenter of shipping and commerce.

Exploding Brooklyn is the first podcast from Tripping Balls Through History - podcasts using newspapers and media to bring old true stories to light.

Official: tri...
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Elizabeth Winthrop Feake Hallett
Massacres in Colonial New York
The Halletts in Queens
The 1708 Slave Rebellion in Queens
Gendered Punishments For Rebellion
Tortured for Rebellion: Put To All Torments Possible For A Terror To Others
John Underhill, Mass Murderer of New York and Environs
Women's Suffrage in 1737
The Alops and Descendants

featuring: Slave Rebellion, Women's Rights, Women's Suffrage, John Winthrop, Hallett's Cove, Raritan, Mas...
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Greenpoint and Slavery
Slavery Abolition in New York State, Kind Of
New York City and Slavery
Thomas Alsop: Enslaver and His Runaway Notices
Alsop Farm at Penny Bridge, Sold
The Alsops and the Yellow Fever of 1847/8
Frederick Douglas and The Power of Public Opinion
Public Transportation in the North and South: The Jim Crow Car
Staten Island Quarantine Ground, and Suppressing Pandemic Numbers
The Alsops, Colonial New York to 1776 and Onwards...
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