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A street name in Park Slope was changed during the latter part of the 19th century due to some type of scandal...

Asked by Trulia Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY Thu Oct 18, 2012

What was the street and what was the scandal?

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Elizabeth Bolton’s answer
It was DeGraw Street - part of which was renamed Lincoln Place in 1873 after a murder at a house on DeGraw. Kate Stoddard, spurned by her lover Charles Goodrich, shot him in the head after he tried to end their relationship.

Thanks to for the info. What I found most unusual about the story is that the couple met through a personal ad in the newspaper. Who knew personal ads were around 140 years ago?
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