Original antique map of the Long Island City waterfront between Roosevelt Island and Long Island Sound, from Beers's Long Island Atlas, published in 1873.
The map focuses on the communities of Long Island City, Dutch Kills, Ravenswood, and Astoria. It shows street-level detail and also maps individual landowners for larger plots of land. Important buildings, rail connections, hydrography, and other features are indicated. The map is colored by neighborhood.
Large portions of the region remain undeveloped, especially in Bowery Bay. Workhouses, a lunatic asylum, a reservoir, and a penitentiary are shown on Roosevelt Island.