Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Moment Back In Time: Atlantic Avenue Before The BQE

Atlantic Avenue 1950 without BQE
I just recently came across this photo of Atlantic Avenue, seen from Hicks Street, before the Brooklyn Queens Expressway Overpass was erected. The picture is dated 1950.
I love the unobstructed view of the water and the harbor.

Yesterday, I attempted to take a photo from the same spot, but honestly, traffic was so heavy, that it was difficult to recreate the shot.
The row of houses on the right side are still intact, but one in the distance, where the on ramp to the highway is located right now, was taken down.



chickenunderwear said...


Katia said...

Isn't it? Love the openness.

chickenunderwear said...

you are inspiring me to do the same thing somewhere. Stay tooned.

Katia said...

Oh, good. Keep me informed.

Concetta said...

Love it! Check out the masts from the ships. My parents would take me right up to the pier and enjoy the views. I really miss those days!!

Anonymous said...

Montero still going strong.