How Brooklyn women paved the way for women in politics, from Council to Congress

Brooklyn has nurtured some of the country’s most famous trailblazing women, from musical stars such as Barbara Streisand and Carole King, to entertainment moguls such as Judge Judy and Joan Rivers.

In politics, Brooklyn women have continued to break barriers — becoming the first to serve on the New York City Council and the first to introduce state legislation in the US.

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