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 Macy’s annual 4th of July fireworks show will finally be moved back to the East River at the Brooklyn Bridge and on East River barges, Mayor de Blasio and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today. The last time Macy’s held its fireworks show on the East River was in 2008. In 2009 it was […]
MNS, the Brooklyn real estate firm published their March 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report yesterday (along with their Manhattan Rental Market Report). The report reveals that in Brookln, average rents in Brooklyn increased 0.28% since February, from $2,629 to $2,637. Brooklyn rents have risen 6.39% since this time last year: Avg. Studios: $2,030 Avg. One-bedrooms: […]
Dynomighty is opening their first showroom in Dumbo at 80 John Street (corner of Bridge Street) next week (official public opening date is Friday, April 18, 2014) as part of a bigger brand expansion, entering into women’s accessories and sophisticated men’s accessories. Of course there will be plenty of new Mighty Wallets they are famous […]
The Dumbo Improvement District is seeking a design team to create DUMBO Circuit, a pop-up 1-mile outdoor fitness loop activating eight park sites surrounding the BQE and Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The project will be installed for one year beginning this summer. The DUMBO Circuit project goals include creative placemaking, public health, community connectivity, economic […]