Monday, July 9, 2012

Vandalism on Coney Island - 1852

Must be one of the first acts of vandalism on Coney Island.

DEMOLITION.--Several persons have been arrested on a charge made against them by Stephen J. Voorhees of Gravesend, accusing them of pulling down a house belonging to said Stephen, situated on Coney Island. The motive of such a wicked act on the part of the accused has not been stated. The names of the accused parties are Aaron Brooks, Nicholas Brooks, Wm. Van Paten and Thomas Downs. The examination will take place before Justice King.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Saturday, June 26, 1852

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