Poly speed dating mid atlantic
The area that today comprises the neighborhood of Park Slope was first inhabited by the Native Americans of the Lenape people.
The Dutch colonized the area by the 17th century and farmed the region for more than 200 years.
From 1879 to 1889, the Brooklyn Atlantics (later to become the Dodgers) played at Washington Park on 5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets.
When the park was destroyed by a fire, the team moved to their part-time home in Ridgewood, Queens and then to a park in East New York.
In 1898, the "New" Washington Park was built between Third and Fourth Avenues and between First and Third Streets near the Gowanus Canal.
Team owner Charles Ebbets moved the team to his Ebbets Field stadium in Flatbush for the beginning of the 1913 season.resulting in a population density of approximately 68,000/square mile, or approximately 26,000/square kilometer.