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.
Brooklyn is a city of artists and makers, and there’s no celebration of its creative spirit quite like the annual BKLYN DESIGNS fair. From modern heirloom furniture and artistic lighting to sustainable surfacing and handmade accessories, the show will feature inspiring work from emerging designers and established brands hailing from all corners of the borough….
The daffodils are blooming, the birds are singing, and there have even been a couple of days where you could leave your coat unzipped. It is finally spring in New York City. And you know what that means: spring cleaning time. While you’re going through all your possessions, dusting behind knickknacks and putting clothes you never…
It looks like spring has finally arrived and summer’s not too far around the corner — and what better way to celebrate the sunshine than to take advantage of the dozens of events happening at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy have announced their programming for the…