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"No man ever, perhaps, got so much the best of old Beard as did Louis Heineman, the housemover of the Twelfth ward.” (The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 19, 1891)   When Louis Heineman died in 1904, he was reportedly 104 years old, and likely the...

A view of  Bush Street, east from Columbia Street.   On the corner is the Erie Brass Foudry, which which specialized in the making of brass castings for use by local shipyards.  It was owned and operated by William Mulligan from the late...

Street address: Bush Street & Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY

"In a neighborhood where the Puerto Rican presence is all but completely forgotten, this paper tells the story of the last efforts of the pioneros of the community in trying to preserve their way of life against the rapid urban development that...

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