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 highly anticipated spinoff of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum will debut Saturday.
Cobblestone streets. Nineteenth-century brick warehouses. Striking views of the sky and water. Dumbo, an historic industrial neighborhood, has in recent years been transformed into one of the most desirable residential neighborhoods in Brooklyn, combining luxury living and the amenities that cater to it.
Sure, you’ve visited Brooklyn Bridge Park. What if you lived there? Pierhouse, developed by Toll Brothers City Living, provides that opportunity. There are several factors that distinguish this condo complex, beyond the fact that it sits inside Brooklyn Bridge Park: few residential spaces in New York City boast 18-foot ceilings. Fewer still have a pet spa with dog…
In September, people get serious again. Beach blankets are packed away, gym memberships renewed, and healthy meals return to the kitchen table. It’s also a good time to do an insurance coverage update, whether you’re renting or you own a co-op or condo. Here’s how:
On October 16, 2016, experience the wonder of the Brooklyn shoreline at the only half marathon and 5K exclusively held on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K, hosted by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and produced by NYCRUNS will take an anticipated 2,000 runners on a 13.1 mile or 5K journey along the Brooklyn waterfront from Red…