The Geography and Map Division of the U.S. Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items. A small fraction of them are available digitally online, including maps of Brooklyn. Below are details of a map from 1872. Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway hadn’t been developed yet, so there is no Pearl Street Triangle or Cadman Plaza. In the detail of what is now known as Dumbo, there used to be a “Talman Street” (?) parellel to York and Prospect Streets, now Bridge Park 1. Other streets that no longer exist are Charles Street and Green Lane, now part of the Farragut Housing Project.
Politicians call for Restoration for F train express service Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams led a coalition of elected officials urging the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to restore express service on the F train in Brooklyn yesterday. In a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendengast, Borough President Adams specifically ask that MTA […]
Since 1981, the Next Wave Festival has been the venue for BAM’s most daring programming. This year’s festival — running from September 9 through December 20 — will feature 30 theater, music, dance, and film productions, plus 15 concert engagements celebrating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Nonesuch Records. That’s a lot for one person to see, so […]
Roomr, located at 17 Old Fulton Street, is the newest addition to the Dumbo food scene. I headed over there this afternoon for a quick lunch. I was pleasantly greeted upon entering and after explaining that it was my first time in the cafe was given a quick rundown of everything they have to offer. […]
[UPDATE: Occupancy for 60 Water Street will happen before 2015.] As everyone in Dumbo has likely seen, the Dock Street Dumbo building – 60 Water Street (official name) on Dock, Front, and Water Streets – is nearly complete. And finally, we have an updated rendering to match it. The updated rendering isn’t too much different than […]
The NY Times takes a look at the former Jehovah’s Witness 5 inter-connected buildings to the Kushner Companies for $375 million that’s being redesigned for commercial and technology tenants. A sixth building, 90 Sands Street, the 30 story hotel building will close in 2017. The most obvious use for the six brick behemoths, also known […]