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Bushwick's Brooklyn, Then, Then, and Now

With the 30th anniversary of the 1977 blackout, and the Bushwick riots and fires, nearly upon us, a tipster brings to our attention Up From Flames, a website that accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The site features numerous rare FDNY file photos of the fires in 1977, but what strikes us as a must-see is Meryl Mesier's Landscapes slideshow showing the extent of the damage that remained in the early 1980s. Haunting. As is her essay.

But what also caught our eye on the site was the above map of Brooklyn, dated to a newspaper clipping from 1946 but certainly a lot older than that. It was an era when BUSHWICK dominated both puny Williamsburg and Greenpoint—an era that, if current trends play out, we expect we'll see again by 2011. Quite the recovery.
· Up From Flames []
· Was the Other Teacher Shot? []

Related: Curbed loves old NYC maps. Got links or images for us? Tips appreciated.