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News from Gale Brewer

Visit the Manhattan Borough President’s virtual map room!

One of the responsibilities of Borough Presidents under the City’s Charter is to approve all street addresses in their borough– and act as custodian of official maps.

That includes Manhattan’s historic maps, and Hector Rivera, in charge of my office’s “map room” (official title: Topographic Bureau has scanned and assembled the maps maintained by Borough Presidents over the decades– dating back to the 1800’s!

Hector, in between his normal duties, has scanned and uploaded many of those historic maps, for all the map aficionados out there. We’ll be adding them to this site in stages, but please go look at the “staging” site here.