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.
(While NYC is bracing for a winter blizzard, ice cream is the last thing on everyone’s minds.) The Dumbo Brooklyn location of Pinkberry (117 Front Street) may be closed for good. We initially thought they closed for the season, but an anonymous source told us that they will close the location. The windows are papered, […]
Peas & Pickles, the 24 hour deli/grocery store in Dumbo Brooklyn closed for interior renovations starting yesterday. A note on their door says that the expected completion date will be sometime in February 2015. We are thrilled to announce that our highly anticipated interior renovation has begun, with the expected completion date of February, 2015. […]
A buyer of a condo unit at 185 York Street reports that the owners have been waiting since mid-2012 to move into the building. The building is being marketed as “City View Condominiums.” The Certificate of Occupancy has not been issued yet, according to the NYC Department of Buildings, which prohibits anyone from occupying the […]
MNS, the Brooklyn real estate firm published their December 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report today (along with their Manhattan Rental Market Report). Andrew Barrocas, CEO of MNS, notes that rent prices in Brooklyn decreased slightly to $2,666.88 in December 2014, from $2,677.19 (0.39%) in November 2014, however since December 2013, a 3.08% increase was observed […]