7 Little Known Facts about Brooklyn

7 Fun Facts about Brooklyn

I bet you didn’t know these facts about Brooklyn, our favorite borough:

  1. The deep-fried twinkie was invented in the borough.
  2. It was originally named Breucklen by Dutch colonists, named after a town in the Netherlands.
  3. Twizzlers were invented by the National Licorice Company in Brooklyn in 1845.
  4. Barbra Streisand, Larry King, Adam Sandler and Jay-Z were all born here.
  5. Williamsburg was once known for its sugar refining industry.
  6. Vinegar Hill was named to attract Irish immigrants to the area – it references a 1798 battle.
  7. The first air conditioner was installed in Williamsburg!


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