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.
According to Streeteasy.com, there are 8 listings for 3 bedroom condos in Dumbo with a median value of $4,475,000. If you follow real estate in Dumbo, 3+ bedrooms don’t come on the market that often. The ones that do are either new development or the $18Million 1 Main Street Penthouse (on the market since August […]
Some day your grandkids will ask you where you were when car2go first arrived in Brooklyn, and you’ll be able to tell them you exactly where you were: In one of the cars, taking it for a spin. The wait is over: car2go is now in Brooklyn, waiting for you to drive them. If you’ve […]
View from a Red Antler conference room, 20 Jay Street We all know the story of how Dumbo transformed over the years from a center of Brooklyn industry, to a mecca for artists looking for cheap real estate, to the headquarters for creative businesses it is today. Tech start-ups, design firms, photographers, and sound studios all take […]