This Interactive Map Lets You See What Businesses Existed on Each Manhattan/Brooklyn Block in 1857

Created by Mauricio Giraldo, software engineer at the New York Public Library's Data Labs, this great interactive map allows you to see what businesses existed on each lower Manhattan and North Brooklyn block between 1887 and 1889. The map uses public data from the library’s extensive collection of vintage New York City maps a.k.a The Map Warper Project which has listed thousands of historical places in its records.

Explore the full map to see what existed on your block in 1857

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Originally published on October 7th, 2015

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