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Encyclopedia > Pigtown, Brooklyn

Pigtown formerly described a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, existing as such until approximately the end of the 19th century.


Pigtown was at the southern periphery of the then City of Brooklyn where it bordered the Town of Flatbush. On the modern map it would be located somewhat north of Empire Boulevard (former Malbone Street) and east of Prospect Park.


The community derived its name from the fact that the major pig farms supplying Brooklyn were located there. These farms had previously been closer to the heart of Brooklyn City, but pressure to move them resulted then (as now) with their being moved as close to the political border of Brooklyn City as possible, and at the border of its neighbor.


The location of Pigtown would now be in the southernmost portion of the current community of Crown Heights.


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Pigtown, Brooklyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (186 words)
Pigtown formerly described a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, existing as such until approximately the end of the 19th century.
Pigtown was at the southern periphery of the then City of Brooklyn where it bordered the Town of Flatbush.
These farms had previously been closer to the heart of Brooklyn City, but pressure to move them resulted then (as now) with their being moved as close to the political border of Brooklyn City as possible, and at the border of its neighbor.
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