Over 40 Greeters happily gathered at One Centre Street for a speech by Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Borough Historian.
Ron knows more about Brooklyn than anyone else on the planet. He was born, raised and lives in Brooklyn; he’s been their official historian for 13 years; and it’s rumored his home is a miniature Brooklyn Museum.
Ron peppered his talk with juicy historical tidbits. He spoke about Jenny Jerome, a Jewish girl from Brooklyn. A noted beauty with a wealthy financier father, Jenny married Lord Randolph Churchill. Her son, Winston Churchill, had a Jewish mother from Brooklyn. Who knew?