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.
There is a tree lighting event tonight (December 11, 2014) from 6-7pm at the Pearl Street Triangle (Google Maps). The tree lighting ceremony will include a countdown led by NYC Council Member Steve Levin, Calypso music by Brooklyn-based steel drum band JahPan, hot cocoa by Dumbo’s Jacques Torres, Santa Claus, and a toy drive (bring […]
If you’ve walked around Vinegar Hill, or have an appreciation for Japanese art, you’ve probably have seen or been to Shibui, the art and furniture showroom. After almost 5 years at the 306 Water Street location, Shibui moved to Dumbo on the corner of Washington and Water Street. Proprietor/owner Dane Owen told DumboNYC that the […]
Galapagos Art Space is moving out of Dumbo and moving to Detroit. The NY Times first published the announcement yesterday stating the high rental prices prompted Robert Elmes, Galapagos’ founder and executive director, and wife Philippa Kaye to consider other areas and decided to move Galapagos to Detroit (galapagosdetroit.com). In an email from Mr. Elmes, […]
The annual Dumbo Business Improvement District meeting will be held on Monday, December 8th from 5-6pm at Superfine (126 Front Street). The meeting will provide highlights in 2014 and upcoming neighborhood updates from elected officials, developers, and the business community. The Annual Meeting is free and open to all. Registry by Member Class is a […]