A house in Brooklyn Heights became a vibrant artistic commune in the early 1940s.
The Brooklyn Bridge was the first structure to connect Brooklyn and New York City.
Longshoremen, boatmen, drivers, clerks, U.S. Customs inspectors and others once labored along Brooklyn’s waterfront.
In the 1810s and 1820s, free African Americans built a thriving community near present-day DUMBO.
Building the Brooklyn Bridge was grueling and dangerous work.