Flatbush, Brooklyn

As Midwood becomes Flatbush east of the station (literally, on the other side of the tracks), the neighborhood becomes less Jewish and more African-American - and less affluent.

The LIRR Bay Ridge Line continues to the northeast in a trench through Flatbush.

Avenue H Station

Avenue H is cut by the BMT Brighton Line (Q train) between East 15th and East 16th streets. The subway line runs slightly above grade and passes over the freight tracks at the south end of the platform. The subway station house opened in 8/23/1907 and dates to upgrades on the line after the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company had consolidated ownership of most rail, el, and streetcar lines in Brooklyn.

East 14th Street bridge over railroad tracks
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East 14th Street bridge over railroad tracks
Rail tracks running under East 14th Street bridge
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Rail tracks running under East 14th Street bridge
Woodcrest Apartments - Art Deco Splendor on East 14th Street at Avenue H
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Woodcrest Apartments - Art Deco Splendor on East 14th Street at Avenue H
Woodcrest Apartments
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Woodcrest Apartments
Big old houses on East 14th Street north of Avenue H
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Big old houses on East 14th Street north of Avenue H
East 14th street cut by rail line
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East 14th street cut by rail line
Pedestrian bridge over rail line
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Pedestrian bridge over rail line
Abandoned building by rail line (future station house?)
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Abandoned building by rail line (future station house?)
BMT Brighton Line tracks running over the freight line
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BMT Brighton Line tracks running over the freight line
Pedestrian underpass under the subway tracks to get to the station
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Pedestrian underpass under the subway tracks to get to the station
Pedestrian underpass
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Pedestrian underpass
Avenue H station
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Avenue H station
Damage to Avenue H station
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Damage to Avenue H station
Flatbush Malls - East 17th Street
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Flatbush Malls - East 17th Street
Old house on Avenue H
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Old house on Avenue H

Ocean Avenue - Brooklyn College - Manhattan Beach Junction

When these lines were first built in the 1870s, this intersection of with Ocean Avenue just to the southwest of Brooklyn College was Manhattan Beach Junction - where the Manhattan Beach line south to Coney Island separated from the main Bay Ridge Line. Because the Manhattan Beach Line was, effectively, a spur south off the Bay Ridge Line, termination of passenger service on the Bay Ridge Line in 1924 also terminated service on the Manhattan Beach Line. Freight service continued on the Manhattan Beach Line continued until it was taken up in 1937 and the right-of-way was relinquished.

Avenue H dead ends into Brooklyn College campus past Ocean Avenue
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Avenue H dead ends into Brooklyn College campus past Ocean Avenue
Brick street post
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Brick street post
Vacant lot adjacent to tracks off Ocean Avenue
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Vacant lot adjacent to tracks off Ocean Avenue
Strange post near tracks
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Strange post near tracks
Tracks prior to passing under Ocean Avenue
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Tracks prior to passing under Ocean Avenue
Ocean Avenue bridge over tracks
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Ocean Avenue bridge over tracks
Hot Spot Tot Lot
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Hot Spot Tot Lot
Brooklyn College athletic facilities
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Brooklyn College athletic facilities
Ivy-covered walls at Brooklyn College
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Ivy-covered walls at Brooklyn College
Midwood High School
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Midwood High School
North entrance to Brooklyn College
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North entrance to Brooklyn College
North entrance to Brooklyn College
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North entrance to Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College bell tower
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Brooklyn College bell tower
Old 50's era playground equipment at Brooklyn College
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Old 50's era playground equipment at Brooklyn College

Flatbush Avenue / Nostrand Avenue Station

The Brooklyn IRT line (2 and 5 trains) terminates at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue, just north of the freight rail tracks. Triangle Junction, a new retail building housing a Target store was built just to the south of the IRT station betweeen Avenue H, Flatbush and Nostrand. The rear part of the parking garage for the building extends over the freight tracks. Presumably, a new station would be built under the parking garage or (more likely) to the west on the site of a fresh produce market that would be seized with eminent domain. A pedestrian tunnel could then connect the two stations.

During the Manhattan Beach Railroad days the Flatlands station sat somewhere east of Nostrand Avenue - perhaps where Triangle Junction is now. The name was changed to Vanderveer Park in 1899 and it lasted until passenger service terminated in 1924.

Triangle Junction
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Triangle Junction
Triangle Junction parking garage built over tracks
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Triangle Junction parking garage built over tracks
Northeastern Produce - 2206 Nostrand Avenue
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Northeastern Produce - 2206 Nostrand Avenue
Tracks behind Northeastern Produce
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Tracks behind Northeastern Produce
Triangle Junction parking garage
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Triangle Junction parking garage
Tracks running under Triangle Junction parking garage
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Tracks running under Triangle Junction parking garage
Tracks running under Nostrand Avenue bridge
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Tracks running under Nostrand Avenue bridge
Nostrand Avenue
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Nostrand Avenue
Flatbush Avenue station
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Flatbush Avenue station
Old-school Nostrand Avenue retail
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Old-school Nostrand Avenue retail
The terminator of the IRT rail line
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The terminator of the IRT rail line
Flatbush Ave IRT station wall plaque
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Flatbush Ave IRT station wall plaque
Triangle Junction parking garage
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Triangle Junction parking garage
Site of old Flatlands / Vanderveer Park Station?
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Site of old Flatlands / Vanderveer Park Station?
Brooklyn College bell tower
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Brooklyn College bell tower
Nostrand Ave Bridge west side
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Nostrand Ave Bridge west side
Triangle Junction viewed from the southeast
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Triangle Junction viewed from the southeast
Philip Howard Apartments
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Philip Howard Apartments
Philip Howard Apartments
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Philip Howard Apartments
Deck over tracks east of Flatbush Ave.
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Deck over tracks east of Flatbush Ave.
Deck over tracks east of Flatbush Ave.
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Deck over tracks east of Flatbush Ave.
Apartments along Avenue H
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Apartments along Avenue H
Apartments along Avenue H
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Apartments along Avenue H
Avenue H
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Avenue H
Older homes off Avenue H
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Older homes off Avenue H
Old house and apartment building off Avenue H
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Old house and apartment building off Avenue H
Matching brown brick houses and apartment buildings off Avenue H
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Matching brown brick houses and apartment buildings off Avenue H
Tracks emerging from decks on Nostrand and Flatbush Avenues
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Tracks emerging from decks on Nostrand and Flatbush Avenues
Brooklyn Avenue bridge over tracks
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Brooklyn Avenue bridge over tracks
Single-family homes on Brooklyn Avenue
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Single-family homes on Brooklyn Avenue
Tracks headed northeast past Brooklyn Avenue
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Tracks headed northeast past Brooklyn Avenue
Track access at Brooklyn Avenue
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Track access at Brooklyn Avenue
Old power pole foundation at Brooklyn Avenue?
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Old power pole foundation at Brooklyn Avenue?
Landscaping on Brooklyn Avenue
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Landscaping on Brooklyn Avenue
Landscaping on Avenue H
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Landscaping on Avenue H
Matching multicolored brick homes on Avenue H
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Matching multicolored brick homes on Avenue H
Kevin Parker campaign sign
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Kevin Parker campaign sign