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.
An inspiring company needs an inspiring office. For holistic wellness media company MindBodyGreen, a run-of-the-mill office would not do. They found a promising loft space with soaring ceilings and Manhattan Bridge views from Two Trees, which offers a variety of spaces in Dumbo, flexible leasing terms, and competitive pricing to accommodate creative companies like MindBodyGreen.
Immerse yourself in the creative scene in Dumbo on the first Thursday of every month.
Boost the arts in Brooklyn and find some affordable art for your own walls or a friend’s at the Brooklyn Arts Council’s annual art sale and holiday party in Dumbo. There will be snacks, cocktails, and the opportunity to purchase paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, and mixed-media works from Brooklyn artists for $350. All the art…
The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is growing. Supporters and business leaders from Brooklyn’s major economic hubs will raise funds to complete more of the pathway and honor those who have helped at its annual fundraising gala on Wednesday, November 9. Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is working with the NYC Department of Transportation to create a pathway for…