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1920 NYC

1920 map of New York City, showing its boroughs, including Brookyn, and neighbouring cities.

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York City and the second largest in area. It occupies the complete extension of Kings County which is also the westernmost county in Long Island. Originating in the 17th century as a separate town, it joined New York City in 1898.

As of 1920, the population of Brooklyn amounts to 2,018,356 most of whom are recent immigrants from Europe.


Season 1[]

Al Capone is from Brooklyn. He describes it as 'cold' during his first meeting with Jimmy Darmody, and considers that it has helped him adapt to the also cold Chicago. ("Boardwalk Empire")


Margaret Schroeder visits Brooklyn. ("Peg of Old")

Season 2[]

Margaret Schroeder's siblings (Eamonn, Nuala, Beth and Aylesh) moved from Ireland to the United States in 1917. They settled in Brooklyn. ("A Dangerous Maid")

Margaret visits her family in Brooklyn in June 1921, but she isn't as well received as expected. ("Peg of Old").


Season two appearances
21 Ourselves Alone A Dangerous Maid What Does the Bee Do?
Gimcrack & Bunkum The Age of Reason Peg of Old Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Battle of the Century Georgia Peaches Under God's Power She Flourishes To the Lost