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.
Journey Home, the vintage industrial home furnishing store in Dumbo is having a special on BDI furniture, a contemporary home theater furniture maker, between March 7 to 23, 2014 (take $200 off). If you haven’t stopped by the store lately, they have a big selection of furniture that goes well for your loft apartment or […]
60 Collective from Blue Barn Pictures, Inc. on Vimeo. On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Curator Frankie Velez and The Walk Way Director, Craig Anthony Miller, will produce the second installment of “60 • The Collective”. For the second time together, they invited 60 of today’s talented artists to create one of a kind works on […]
We were informed about an incident that occurred in Vinegar Hill on Sunday from Vinegar Hill residents. We hope that residents of Dumbo and surrounding areas will also be aware as many walk their dogs in Vinegar Hill. Here is what was posted on a group listserv today: “At 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon in broad […]
Today we consider kids precocious if they can launch a start-up in college, but BASIS Independent Brooklyn, a private K-12 school opening this fall in Red Hook, believes students can achieve great heights and pursue their big ideas before they even leave high school. BASIS.ed is synonymous with rigorous coursework. In eighth grade, students delve into […]