Stories behind Brooklyn names: Sheepshead Bay

With some research and help from writer Gregory Quinn, News 12 has learned some historical trivia about areas in Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bay, for example, was

Sheepshead Bay was named after a fish that no longer inhabits the area.

Sheepshead Bay was named after a fish that no longer inhabits the area. (5/17/13)

BROOKLYN - With some research and help from writer Gregory Quinn, News 12 has learned some historical trivia about areas in Brooklyn.

Sheepshead Bay, for example, was named after a fish that no longer inhabits the area.

DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, has had several previous names, including Fulton Ferry, Olympia and Gairville.

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