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.
The Dock Street Dumbo building (aka 60 Water street on Dock, Front, and Water Streets) is now on the seventh level above ground. The 18 story development will have 400 rental units with a proposed middle school on the ground/lower levels. Anticipated completion is Spring 2015. More on Dock Street here.
The Spring 2014 collection of mel en stel can now be seen at it’s newly opened namesake boutique at 145 Front Street in Dumbo Brooklyn. Shoppers familiar with Dumbo’s retail offerings might very well recognize the work of designer Ilse Eriksson, as her line of women’s wear was available at Trunk on Jay street for […]
This is making the rounds online, but thought we’d post it here. Judgemental Map of NYC shows Dumbo as “Artsy folk” and “great pizza”. They could probably add stroller, gentrification, and tourists to the area. What else?
We received the following Spring 2014 update from Chris Havens, Vice President of Commercial Property at aptsandlofts.com. The office vacancy in Dumbo is still very limited and price per square feet is in the $50+ range. There is hope on the horizon for expansion of our retail inventory, as the new developments at Dock Street […]