"Fulton Street, from the ferry, Brooklyn, N.Y."
In addition to the ferry, a new form of transportation was introduced to Brooklyn in 1854 -- the horsecar or horse railway. It worked in this way: a forty-passenger coach was placed on smooth railway tracks that could be pulled through the streets by a pair of horses. Fairly reliable except in poor weather, the horsecar provided transportation to the developing neighborhoods two or three miles from downtown Brooklyn.
For more on transportation, see Documents 2, 5, 31, and 93.
Citation - Document 9
Courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society