Borough Park, Brooklyn

The LIRR Bay Ridge Line (freight) and BMT Sea Beach Line (N train) separate in Borough Park with the Sea Beach Line headed east and south to Coney Island and the LIRR Bay Ridge Line curving to the northeast in a much narrower trench.

New Utrecht Avenue Station

The elevated BMT West End Line (D and M trains) also crosses at the point where the Sea Beach Line splits as both make their way south to Coney Island. The West End Line was originally built as the Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Railroad (opening in 1864) and the Bay Ridge Line had a station here in the late 19th Century.

The character and demographics of the neighborhoods surrounding the tracks changes considerably from those to the west, with more Orthodox Jews and expensive housing stock.

West End El (D Train)
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West End El (D Train)
D train 62nd Street Station
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D train 62nd Street Station
New Utrecht Avenue Station
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New Utrecht Avenue Station
Under the El on New Utrecht Avenue
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Under the El on New Utrecht Avenue
Freight line taking a turn to the northeast after New Utrecht Avenue
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Freight line taking a turn to the northeast after New Utrecht Avenue
New Utrecht Avenue bridge over the freight line
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New Utrecht Avenue bridge over the freight line
Old concrete and Iron fence on 61st Street
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Old concrete and Iron fence on 61st Street
61st Street and the rail line turn northeast
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61st Street and the rail line turn northeast
15th Avenue bridge over the rail line
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15th Avenue bridge over the rail line
Rail line continues to turn after 15th Avenue
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Rail line continues to turn after 15th Avenue
60th Street bridge over the rail line
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60th Street bridge over the rail line
Maple Lanes - 1570 60th Street
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Maple Lanes - 1570 60th Street
Rail line curving northeast after 60th street
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Rail line curving northeast after 60th street
59th Street / 16th Avenue bridge over rail line
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59th Street / 16th Avenue bridge over rail line
Rail line northeast of 16th Avenue
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Rail line northeast of 16th Avenue
More diverse and upscale housing stock on 60th street
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More diverse and upscale housing stock on 60th street
Station house 800-gallon fuel oil tank
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Station house 800-gallon fuel oil tank
Track running northeast from 16th Avenue
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Track running northeast from 16th Avenue
16th Avenue at 58th Street
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16th Avenue at 58th Street
58th Street dead-ends into track right-of-way
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58th Street dead-ends into track right-of-way
Hasidic fella walking home
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Hasidic fella walking home
Tomer Devorah D'Skwere High School for Girls - 5801 16th Ave.
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Tomer Devorah D'Skwere High School for Girls - 5801 16th Ave.
Jewish businesses on 16th Avenue
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Jewish businesses on 16th Avenue
P.S. 180
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P.S. 180
Classic rowhouse being replaced with a not-quite-right row McMansion
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Classic rowhouse being replaced with a not-quite-right row McMansion
16th Avenue at 56th Street
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16th Avenue at 56th Street
Street sign for Daytime Shurim (lessons on the Torah)
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Street sign for Daytime Shurim (lessons on the Torah)
McMansion on 56th Street
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McMansion on 56th Street
56th street turns to avoid rail tracks
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56th street turns to avoid rail tracks
17th Avenue just past the 56th Street bridge over the tracks
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17th Avenue just past the 56th Street bridge over the tracks
Tracks proceed northeast from under 17th avenue
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Tracks proceed northeast from under 17th avenue
Tree-lined 55th Street just east of 17th Avenue
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Tree-lined 55th Street just east of 17th Avenue
Older cottage beside newer almost-McMansion
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Older cottage beside newer almost-McMansion
Tree-lined 55th Street just east of 17th Avenue
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Tree-lined 55th Street just east of 17th Avenue
Girl running down 55th Street
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Girl running down 55th Street
McMansions on 55th Street
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McMansions on 55th Street
McMansion on 55th Street
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McMansion on 55th Street
Humble 1927 synagogue on 55th Street
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Humble 1927 synagogue on 55th Street
Pidgeon looking for love
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Pidgeon looking for love
Orthodox family walking down 18th Avenue past Gravesend Park
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Orthodox family walking down 18th Avenue past Gravesend Park
Gravesend Park
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Gravesend Park
Gravesend Park
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Gravesend Park

18th Avenue Station

Although the intersection of the tracks with 18th Avenue at 53rd street is fairly close to the likely McDonald Avenue Station, the population density is fairly high in this area and the irregular lots created by the intersection of 18th Avenue, 53rd Street and the train line might make a good place for a station.

Looking up 18th Avenue from 54th Street
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Looking up 18th Avenue from 54th Street
Southeast corner of 18th Avenue bridge over the tracks
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Southeast corner of 18th Avenue bridge over the tracks
18th Avenue bridge over the tracks
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18th Avenue bridge over the tracks
North eest corner of 18th Avenue bridge over the tracks
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North eest corner of 18th Avenue bridge over the tracks
Big something north of the tracks on 18th Avenue
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Big something north of the tracks on 18th Avenue
Tracks between 18th Avenue bridge and 52nd Street bridge
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Tracks between 18th Avenue bridge and 52nd Street bridge
Tracks continue northeast past 52nd Street
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Tracks continue northeast past 52nd Street
Boro Park Village on 52nd Street
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Boro Park Village on 52nd Street
Boro Park Village on 52nd Street
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Boro Park Village on 52nd Street
Kosher nursing home
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Kosher nursing home