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.
Leaf Medical, a primary care center in Dumbo is a contributor for health relatic topics. Dr. Stephanie Shaps, a pediatrician at Leaf Medical writes a post about early education. Click more for Dr. Shaps’ article about reading to your little ones. Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics, working together with the Clinton Foundation, Too […]
Visit Egg by Susan Lazar at 72 Jay Street for their semi-annual sale, which includes items from their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Styles including graphic tees, silk cotton dresses, swimwear and rash guards, cotton shirts, and more are up to 70% off. Some items are even as low as $8. If you can’t make it to […]
MNS, the Brooklyn real estate firm published their second quarter 2014 Brooklyn New Development Market Report. MNS’ New Development Market Report tracks the market trends with a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year comparison throughout Brooklyn on both a citywide and neighborhood basis. New development data was compiled from the Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) for sponsor […]
Now through August 15th, Dumbo’s stylish and eclectic furniture and home accessory store Journey is having a sale on all handmade furniture from India. If you are not familiar the space, Journey was originally started in Park Slope in 1995 by husband and wife team Pam and Bill Rohl. Inspired by independent furniture stores that […]
This week, a new lunch joint joined the neighborhood: Little Nica, a pop-up stall run out of Little Muenster on Front Street in Dumbo. Falling in line with Little Muenster’s wheelhouse of cheese and bread, the pop-up shop will serve Quesillos – Nicaraguan street food composed of handmade corn tortillas, semi-soft cow’s milk cheese, pickled […]