Fulton Ferry and the street which shares the Fulton name has been around a long time. Brooklyn Eagle (1) wrote an extensive story about the history of Fulton Ferry and they painted a captivating scene. Unless you’re a historian or have secretly been living your life these last 400 years, it’s a story worth reading.
One thing which struck me about this piece was how they melded this great story of building a neighborhood up with the need to keep this neighborhood moving towards the up and up. “Upper Fulton Street,” writes the paper, “…with its iconic historic buildings underneath cheap facades deserves a fresh face.” Not simply for purposes of vanity or local pride either.
“It could and should be a tourist destination,” argues the pieces author. “Commercial attraction for the street is being revitalized from the days when big department stores along the street symbolized it as the shopping Mecca of Brooklyn.”
Who can say what will come of any neighborhood before events transpire. It is exciting to know that a neighborhood which was once so popular could one day be getting back that old spunk and verve once again.