Month: May 2007

Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

Recommended Reading: Local Lore Edition

Recommended Reading: Local Lore Edition Some interesting area posts today: DumboNYC relates how DUMBO got its name. Hint: the name was first intended to keep yuppies out of the neighborhood Gowanus Lounge reports on nuptials in the Litchfield family–whose patriarch long ago envisioned the Gowanus Canal The mysterious facade at 37 Carroll St.–mystery solved (Lost […]

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Red Hook Lane
110 Livingston
Downtown Brooklyn
History

The View From Here: The Remnants of Red Hook Lane

What’s that funny little alley across the way from 110 Livingston? The street is Red Hook Lane, a remnant of one of the oldest Brooklyn pathways dating to pre-colonial times. It also technically no longer exists–the city recently removed the alley from the official city streetmap, so that the land can be developed. What you […]

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Brooklyn Real Estate
Downtown Brooklyn
Neighborhood News

63 Schermerhorn Christened “Schermerhorn Court”

The former church site at 63 Schermerhorn whose facade boasts a big old cross is having its baptism, confirmation, or what have you — it’s now officially known as Schermerhorn Court, and is offering apartments for rent ranging from studios to 1-bedrooms plus office, no prices yet. Their site boasts color video intercoms, a courtyard, […]

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