It will be an exciting visit to the NYPL Map Room- to be able to physical touch the maps is fascinating. Prior to this, I never knew this was open to the public nor did I know of this at all.
A cuple questions I would like to answer post site-visit are:
1. What was the demographic like pre-1940s and post-1940s in the Vinegar Hill/Navy ard area?
2. First sign of public schools in the area?
3. population density
4. conditions of the area?
5. Green space. Any parks visible on the maps?
6. Walking/pedestrian friendly? How wide/narrow were the streets pre-1940s and post-1940s?