The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center is hosting the following event that could be helpful to some of your research. Remember that interviews and lectures can count as original sources.

The May Breakfast Talk will feature Joanne Witty who will speak about her book:
Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Dying Waterfront Transformed 

May 19, 2017
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
(Room A632)


Brooklyn Bridge Observation Visit

Just a reminder today we’re meeting at “Jacob Mould Fountain” (43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038) in City Hall Park. Near the cross streets of Broadway and Park Place. We will be starting promptly at 10:30AM.


Here is a link to the observation report:



Welcome to this interdisciplinary class, “Learning Places: Understanding the City”. We are looking forward to the following visits that we have tentatively scheduled.

SITES Locations:

  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Bridge terminations
  3. Ferry terminals [East River ferry]
  4. World Trade Center transportation hub

SITES Archives and libraries:

  1. NY York Historical Society (Brooklyn Historical Society for homework only)
  2. Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Collection
  3. NY Public Library Map collection
  4. MTA archives/Transit Museum Tour