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.
A recreational, environmental, and cultural destination, the park reconnects the community to their waterfront.
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.