If you want to take a look at the rare 1770 map of New York City, which includes Brooklyn, discovered by the Brooklyn Historical Society among items that had been held in storage, you’ll need to go to the Society’s Othmer Library, located in their building at Clinton and Pierrepont Streets, this afternoon or next Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: For a brief time…the map will be on view at the historical society library, and then it will be returned to storage until they can arrange for a proper exhibition space, which could be more than a year, [BHS president Deborah] Schwartz said.
So time is of the essence. The map will be available for viewing today from 1 to 5 p.m. and then again next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Jan. 26-28) from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission to the library is $6, $5 for students and seniors.