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About the author:Eugene L. Armbruster (1865 – 1943) was a New York City illustrator and photographer born in Baden-Baden, Germany and based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he died. His work includes many buildings, roads, and neighborhoods in areaMoreAbout the author:Eugene L. Armbruster (1865 – 1943) was a New York City illustrator and photographer born in Baden-Baden, Germany and based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he died. His work includes many buildings, roads, and neighborhoods in area towns such as Amagansett, Astoria, Bridgehampton, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Coney Island, Corona, East New York, Easthampton, Elmhurst, Flatbush, Flatlands, Flushing, Forest Hills, Gravesend, Hempstead, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Jericho, Long Island City, Manhattan, Maspeth, Middle Village, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Queens Village, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Rikers Island, South Ozone Park, Southampton, Williamsburg, and Sullivan County. In this book he covers the history of the Ferry Road on Long Island.From inside the book:Fulton Street and its ferry landing play the most important part in the history of Brooklyn. Two centuries passed by before Brooklyn became a city, and during that period, while there were settlements in other parts of the town, Brooklyn as a compact community, was confined to this small portion between the ferry and Red Hook Lane. Fulton Street and its ferry landing existed, however, in a primitive form, to be sure, for centuries before the first white man set foot upon Long Island soil. Tracing the history of this island road is a highly interesting study, for its beginning is Fulton Ferry and its end is Montauk Point.THE CONTENTS:The Ferry RoadThe IndiansBruijkleen ColonieThe Corporation House (Illustration)The Kings HighwayThe Brooklyn, Jamaica and Flatbush Turnpike RoadThe FerriesFerry Boat Nassau (Illustration)Brooklyn VillageThe Road to the Ferry on Manhattan IslandDe Stad-HerbergBrooklyn Ferry and the Old Ferry RoadThe New Ferry and the New Ferry RoadFulton StreetTravelling FacilitiesFulton AvenueSecond Breukelen ChurchHowards InnThe Flatbush RoadFirst Dutch Church on Long IslandThis book published in 1919 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.