Daily Archives: February 7, 2008

Repent, For Allah Is Merciful – Egypt Accused of Torturing HIV+ Men

Flag of Egypt

Recent arrests and trials in Egypt of HIV-positive men endanger human rights, an international watchdog said Wednesday and called on authorities to release those in custody and stop criminalizing AIDS. – The Advocate

LGBT Rights in Egypt & An Islamic Perspective on Repentance

When will the United States start cutting ties with countries who commit human rights offenses? We’d have to cut ties with ourselves.

Frank H. Jump

Canarsee “Indian Cemetery” – Off Varkens Hoek Laan – Canarsie, Brooklyn

Indian Cemetery

After posting about Varkens Hook Road, I noticed the “Indian Cemetery” just south of the intersection at Flatlands and wondered what happened to it. Then I started to dig a bit – with a Google trowel.

A Family Historian's Guide to New York City Cemeteries
The Graveyard Shift: A Family Historian’s Guide to New York City Cemeteries
By Carolee Inskeep Published by Ancestry.com 1998

The Canarsee

The Canarsee, who seem through their archeological remains, to be related to the Delaware subtribes, rather than those of Eastern Long Island or Westchester. Canarsee occupied or owning the western extremity today known as Kings County and their jurisdiction extended eastward to “Yemacah” the present Jamaica. Included with this territory was the group or family of Mareykawick, occupying a village on the site of Brooklyn, over which in 1645, Maganwetinnenim ruled as Sachem.

Canarsee also owned “Pagganck” (Governors Island) the name indicating an island covered with nut trees. This they sold in 1637 by a deed executed by Cacapeteyno Chief of Canarsee and Pewihas, who also owned the land at Wallabout, sold by them on behalf of the community the same year. – Peconic

 

Other Peconic, genealogical, Canarsie Courier & Cemetery sources.

Old Canarsie

Hams & Capocolli – Wallabout Provisions – Brooklyn Navy Yard 1998

Hams & Capocolli - Brooklyn Navy Yard

Hams & Capocolli - Brooklyn Navy Yard
© Frank H. Jump

Slope Mural – Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street

Slope Mural - Fourth Avenue & Sackett Street
© Frank H. Jump

Perfect Memorial – Union Street, Lower Park Slope – Gowanus, Brooklyn

Perfect Memorial

Perfect Memorial
© Frank H. Jump