Sunday, July 06, 2008

The corner of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, circa 1845

Check out this post on Whitman's Brooklyn for a look south on Flatbush Avenue crossing Atlantic Avenue. A contemporary photo is below, showing the P.C. Richard/Modell's complex, aka Site 5, the southwest corner of the Atlantic Yards site.

You might wonder: why was the train continuing, rather than stopping at an Atlantic Avenue terminus? Well, according to this LIRR history site, the rail line actually started at the East River. Here's some more history from Arrt's Arrchives, plus a look at the Vanderbilt Yard, aka the Carlton Avenue Freight Yard and Vanderbilt Avenue Freight Yard.

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