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Engraving, Brooklyn Heights, 1854.
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"I too lived, Brooklyn of ample hills was mine;"
- Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (more...)

Whitman was a Brooklyn resident for many years. The first edition of his literary masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, was published in Brooklyn Heights in 1855. Known as "Brooklyn Village" until 1834, the Heights became New York's first commuter town in the early 19th century, when Robert Fulton's ferry service provided reliable service to Wall Street.










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