There’s an interesting little neighborhood here in Brooklyn called Vinegar Hill– it’s a bit off the beaten path, but worth a short walk from nearby DUMBO to feel like you’re in a bit of a timewarp, and to have dinner at the Vinegar Hill House!
The area was just featured on the “Forgotten New York” website, with a cool detail about one of the former industrial occupants:
Boorum & Pease manufactured and marketed office supplies, record-keeping supplies, and information storage and retrieval products, and was a leading manufacturer of blank books and loose-leaf binders. The company had an office and factory for many years in Vinegar Hill at Hudson Avenue and Front Street, and many Vinegar Hillers found employment here over the years. B&P, which had moved to Elizabeth, NJ, was acquired by Esselte Pendaflex in 1985.
I have a few Boorum & Pease notebooks in my collection, but had no idea they’d been based in Brooklyn! Who knows, this building may be loft apartments now… perhaps I’ll have to move there just for the ghostly notebook vibes…
Link: Forgotten New York : vinegar.