Block by Block, An Interactive Map of Brooklyn’s Construction From the 1800s To Today


BKLYNR editor Thomas Rhiel has created Block by Block, an interactive map of Brooklyn’s 320,000 buildings color-coded based on the year in which they were constructed. The result is a colorful map that shows how the borough developed from the 1800s to today.

The borough’s a patchwork of the old and new, but traces of its history aren’t spread evenly. There are 320,000-odd buildings in Brooklyn, and I’ve plotted and shaded each of them according to its year of construction. The result is a snapshot of Brooklyn’s evolution, revealing how development has rippled across certain neighborhoods while leaving some pockets unchanged for decades, even centuries.

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