Forgotten NY DUMBO
Sun Sep 9, 12:00 pm
Meet outside York Street station on Jay Street, DUMBO
Beginning in the late 1990s, the dark, Belgian-blocked streets between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, commonly known as DUMBO, or “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” were transformed into a vibrant neighborhood with pricey condominiums, delis, hardware stores, pizzerias, and even gourmet chocolatiers.
Before the 1990s, though, this was a gritty, grimy manufacturing and warehousing district (Robert Gair introduced corrigated cardboard here in 1890).
We will also visit the still-isolated village of Vinegar Hill, which is tucked between the massive Con Ed plant and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Check back on www.astorialic.org or www.forgotten-ny.com for developing tour details.
Fee: $15.00 to GAHS members, $20.00 non-members (rain date Sept 16)
These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.