A 1776 British military view of Tibbet's Brook (the windy stream on the left). In this image, north is at a diagonal up and to the left. Tibbets Brook flowed-- and still does flow-- south from Van Cortlandt Park, down to the water separating Manhattan and the Bronx. In the lower half of this image, Tibbets Brook meets Spuyten Duyvil Creek, a meandering tidal strait that seperated the island of Manhattan and the Bronx until the straighter, larger Harlem River Ship Canal was dug in the 1890s.
Below-- Images of Tibbet's Brook today. After running
underground through a section of Van Cortlandt Park, it merges with a
large double-channeled arched brick sewer for the rest of the route
Amazing brick construction.