After couple of site and library visits we got in contact with lots of information and archives. My attention was captured by the Hooker’s New Pocket Plan of the Village of Brooklyn from 1827. Since then I decide to base my project in that map and analyse it. The map on the side has written the the most important public places and their approximate location since they didn’t have numbers for the houses to have and exact location. I will deliver a tree dimensional view of the massing on the whole map and the grid of it. Also, since the information on the map is placed separately based on their functionality, I will label and color-code these functionalities so they can be spotted right away from the map. I also will try to give them a shape based on some drawings of places that I found in our library visits. From that era we have only drawings since the camera didn’t exist yet. There are six rope walks in this map as well that aren’t part of the information given on the side of the map. So I will be focusing a part of my research on rope walks, and also a writing general information about them.
The things that Eamon talks about in this article are relevant to my topic since he is giving information about Irishtown that later on became Vinegar Hill. This source helps on the research of my assignment but doesn’t fill all my needs. The author and the publisher are trusted sources. The author is a dedicated writer and researcher of this neighborhood.
Eamon comes from the Loingsigh family that has witnessed the history of this neighborhood, the changes area’s names, and the tough times that Americans gave to Irish. The currency of the source information is pretty reliable even though it was published nowadays, the content of it was taken by trusted sources like history books and family personal experiences.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle website is up-to-date source since it is dedicated to write the Brooklyn’s history and everything else that has to do with this borough from 1841. Eamon comes from an Irish emigrant family that moved to Irishtown, Brooklyn, New York in 19th century. His parents and grandparents told him stories about Irishtown, he read books about it and did research online. I looked up some of his sources like the book Gotham and I did verify them.
In that part of Brooklyn were known the neighborhoods like Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Navy Yard, but Irishtown wasn’t recognized as an actual place in official records. This made the author to write about it. Creating this source came down to his family, they told him stories about Irishtown. Nobody knew much about it at that time since the computers and internet didn’t exist, so it wasn’t easy to look things up.