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.
Boost the arts in Brooklyn and find some affordable art for your own walls or a friend’s at the Brooklyn Arts Council’s annual art sale and holiday party in Dumbo. There will be snacks, cocktails, and the opportunity to purchase paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, and mixed-media works from Brooklyn artists for $350. All the art…
The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is growing. Supporters and business leaders from Brooklyn’s major economic hubs will raise funds to complete more of the pathway and honor those who have helped at its annual fundraising gala on Wednesday, November 9. Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is working with the NYC Department of Transportation to create a pathway for…
A new book covers the grassroots efforts and decades of work that made Brooklyn Bridge Park into the destination it is today.
The highly anticipated spinoff of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum will debut Saturday.