In 1814, Robert Fulton’s steam ferry helped transform Brooklyn from a rural hamlet to a booming city.
In the mid-20th century, the BQE and the Promenade transformed the boundary between Brooklyn Heights and the waterfront.
Dangerous and destructive fires occurred frequently along the Brooklyn waterfront.
Governors Island has helped shape the history of New York harbor since the 17th century.
Immigrants have lived and worked in neighborhoods near the Brooklyn waterfront for generations.
Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights looked very different in the 19th century, thanks to 2 small bridges.
In the early 20th century, Brooklyn was the capital of the coffee business in America.