Behind the Scenes of Brooklyn’s Big Street Address Mess

Janes Walk

Led By Jeremy Lechtzin

Go behind the scenes of “Brooklyn’s Big Street Address Mess” – the strange-but-true story of the City of Brooklyn’s grand attempt to fix its street names and house numbers in 1870. Urban historian Jeremy Lechtzin, author of the recent New York Times interactive feature about this saga, will take you on a virtual tour of the streets of 19th century Brooklyn to explore the characters, politics, buildings, maps, and archival photos behind the story.


Host will provide a Zoom captioning URL to participants using in-meeting chat on request.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
6:00 PM
1-2 hours

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: History & Culture
Platform: On Zoom
Language: English