Everything ends up here eventually, but Made in Brooklyn is a column exploring native, born-and-bred borough creations.

55 Washington Street. Photo via the Etsy Blog

The cardboard box may not seem innovative in 2016, but in 1879 it was ahead of its time — and initially conceived as an accident, on the watch of one of Dumbo’s early business leaders and developers.


We can’t even. The hit HBO series Girls will end after its sixth season in 2017, the network and creator Lena Dunham announced Wednesday. “It feels like the right time,” she said in a statement.

From its first episode in 2012, the show brought a fictionalized slice of Brooklyn to living rooms across the country, reshaping the borough’s public image in the minds of average Americans. There’s no doubt that Girls contributed to the global rise of Brooklyn the Brand, even as it promoted the borough as a haven for entitled, lost millennials.