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.
Sales launched today for One John Street, the 12-story, 42-unit condominium project in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo designed and developed by Alloy Development and Monadnock Construction. There are 6 penthouses (3 of which are duplexes, and all 6 include private outdoor space) and residences range from 3-4 bedrooms, between 2,400 square feet to 3,600 […]
Another year here and gone, another great year for Dumbo’s Art festival. Sunday’s event welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to the neighborhood, and even a few wedding parties that probably didn’t get the memo. There was of course an eclectic mix of paintings, visual media, dance, sculpture, and exhibits both small and large. Some […]
State and City elected officials, community leaders, Brooklyn Bridge Park leaders, and Stalco Construction team members started a $3.6M redevelopment and conversion of a large former NYC DEP structure into the first community and environmental education center in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The officials began construction by demolishing a section of a wall with sledge hammers at […]
The 2014 DUMBO Arts Festival will take place this weekend (Friday-Sunday, September 26-28, 2014). Each year the Dumbo Arts Festival seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art. The Dumbo Arts Festival attracts 200,000+ visitors over 3 days with the participation […]
The DUMBO Improvement District is partnering with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to host their second DUMBO Tech Cleanse: E-Waste Recycling on Friday and Saturday, September 19-20, 2014, and you’ll have the opportunity to recycle your unwanted electronics correctly. Come out to the Pearl Street Plaza on Saturday, September 20, 10AM – 3PM, where […]