3. Old Fulton Street

Beginning at the original Fulton Ferry landing, Old Fulton Street was a familiar haunt for Walt Whitman. Not only was this where the ferry left him upon his return from Manhattan, it was also home to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the newspaper Walt Whitman edited for two years, from 1846 to 1848. Originally known as Ferry Road, for a very long time Old Fulton Street provided THE iconic view of Brooklyn proceeding from the Ferry landing. The original Daily Eagle building no longer stands, in its place are the Eagle Warehouse condominiums which has a plaque on its facade dedicated to the poet.

In addition, you can find the original eagle sculpture that once stood above the doorway to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle headquarters above the entrance of the Brooklyn Library at Grand Army Plaza.