Farragut, Brooklyn

The Bay Ridge Line continues to the northeast through commerical areas of Farragut, a neighborhood named for American Civil War Admiral David Farragut.

Utica Avenue / Kings Highway / Kouwenhoven Station

The Bay Ridge Line Kouwenhoven Station was located on east 53rd St. between Foster and Farragut roads, presumably before Kings Highway was plowed through here. Regardless, somewhere along here would likely be a good spot for a station as there are plenty of folks living to the north and south of the industrial area surrounding the tracks.

Older single-family homes on East 48th Street
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Older single-family homes on East 48th Street
East 48th Street dead ending into tracks
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East 48th Street dead ending into tracks
Intersection of Farragut and Utica Avenue
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Intersection of Farragut and Utica Avenue
Rail bridge over Utica Avenue, viewed from the north
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Rail bridge over Utica Avenue, viewed from the north
Bracci Home Center adjacent to the tracks
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Bracci Home Center adjacent to the tracks
Tree stump growing through support truss
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Tree stump growing through support truss
Closeup of peeling paint on support truss
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Closeup of peeling paint on support truss
Utica Avenue bridge viewed from the south
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Utica Avenue bridge viewed from the south
Old electrification pole near Utica Avenue?
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Old electrification pole near Utica Avenue?
Detail of bridge
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Detail of bridge
Under the Utica Avenue bridge
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Under the Utica Avenue bridge
Farragut curving northeast with the tracks
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Farragut curving northeast with the tracks
Crumbling temporary retaining wall
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Crumbling temporary retaining wall
Clandestine pathway to the tracks
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Clandestine pathway to the tracks
Industrial East 51st Street
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Industrial East 51st Street
J and M Used Auto Parts
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J and M Used Auto Parts
J and M Used Auto Parts
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J and M Used Auto Parts

The bridge carrying the tracks over Kings Highway is a 84-foot steel stringer bridge built in 1906 (BIN 7702750).

Intersection of Farragut and Kings Highway
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Intersection of Farragut and Kings Highway
Kings Highway Bridge - BIN number 7702750
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Kings Highway Bridge - BIN number 7702750
Under the Kings Highway Bridge
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Under the Kings Highway Bridge
Emergency pipeline access on southwest corner of bridge
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Emergency pipeline access on southwest corner of bridge
Kings Highway Bridge viewed from the south
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Kings Highway Bridge viewed from the south
Greenstreets - a little patch of green in the median
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Greenstreets - a little patch of green in the median
Detail of bridge abutment
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Detail of bridge abutment
Breach in fence near where the Kouwenhoven Station used to be
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Breach in fence near where the Kouwenhoven Station used to be
Kings Highway looking north
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Kings Highway looking north
Row Houses on Whitty Lane
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Row Houses on Whitty Lane
Row Houses on Whitty Lane
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Row Houses on Whitty Lane
East 56th Street dead ends into tracks
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East 56th Street dead ends into tracks
Overgrown power pole next to tracks
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Overgrown power pole next to tracks
School bus parking lot next to tracks
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School bus parking lot next to tracks

Where beer comes from - Manhattan Beer Distributors:

Manhattan Beer Distributors security wall on East 56th Street
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Manhattan Beer Distributors security wall on East 56th Street
Manhattan Beer Distributors security fence
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Manhattan Beer Distributors security fence
Security sign
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Security sign
Closed entrance
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Closed entrance
Front gate - and where bottles are recycled
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Front gate - and where bottles are recycled
Henry Maze Park - across from beer distributor
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Henry Maze Park - across from beer distributor
Apartment complex off Avenue D
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Apartment complex off Avenue D
Apartment complex off Avenue D
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Apartment complex off Avenue D
Apartment complex off Avenue D
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Apartment complex off Avenue D
Nazareth High School
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Nazareth High School
Canarsie Auto Salvage
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Canarsie Auto Salvage

The Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House at 5816 Clarendon Road was built around 1652 and is the oldest extant building in New York City. A remarkable survivor of development in this part of Brooklyn, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968. It was donated the city the following year and opened as a Museum in 1982 following an exhaustive restoration. www.WyckoffAssociation.org

Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse (1652)
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Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse (1652)
Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
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Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
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Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
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Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
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Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
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Fidler-Wyckoff Farmhouse
The embodiment of post WW-II suburbanization
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The embodiment of post WW-II suburbanization
Gentrification on the way?
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Gentrification on the way?
Corner of Ralph Avenue and Avenue D
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Corner of Ralph Avenue and Avenue D
National Grid
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National Grid
Keyspan (old Brooklyn Union Gas facility)
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Keyspan (old Brooklyn Union Gas facility)
Keyspan
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Keyspan
Keyspan
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Keyspan
Keyspan
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Keyspan

The Ralph Avenue Bridge (BIN 7702740) is a 60-foot steel stringer span built in 1906.

Bridge carrying tracks over Ralph Avenue - viewed from the north
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Bridge carrying tracks over Ralph Avenue - viewed from the north
Fenced abutment detail
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Fenced abutment detail
Ralph Avenue bridge - viewed from the south
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Ralph Avenue bridge - viewed from the south
Radoes Pan Yard - Ralph Ave. at Chase Court
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Radoes Pan Yard - Ralph Ave. at Chase Court
Radoes Pan Yard
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Radoes Pan Yard
Radoes Pan Yard
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Radoes Pan Yard
Garbage truck depot
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Garbage truck depot

The East 83rd Street Bridge (BIN 7702730) is a concrete arch bridge with white brick trim that is unique among the other girder and stringer spans that surround it on the Bay Ridge Line.

East 83rd Street viewed from the south
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East 83rd Street viewed from the south
Bridge BIN 7702730
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Bridge BIN 7702730
East 83rd Street Bridge
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East 83rd Street Bridge
East 83rd Street Bridge
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East 83rd Street Bridge
East 83rd Street Bridge
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East 83rd Street Bridge
East 83rd Street Bridge
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East 83rd Street Bridge
J and V Auto Parts
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J and V Auto Parts
Truck parked on Foster Avenue
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Truck parked on Foster Avenue
Older multifamily houses on East 85th Street
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Older multifamily houses on East 85th Street
Older multifamily houses on East 85th Street
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Older multifamily houses on East 85th Street
Guy working on the roof
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Guy working on the roof
Atlantis Diner - Foster Avenue
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Atlantis Diner - Foster Avenue
Jersey Lynne Farms
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Jersey Lynne Farms
Where there are working men...
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Where there are working men...

The Brooklyn Terminal Market opened in 1942 as a centralized location for trading agricultural goods. They apparently sell retail too, although I didn't know that when I was walking by and didn't venture in. There is a siding into the market from the Bay Ridge Line and, once upon a time, lodging was available for farmers who needed to stay overnight if they couldn't get home after bringing their produce in.

Brooklyn Terminal Market entry gate
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Brooklyn Terminal Market entry gate
Brooklyn Terminal Market entry gate
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Brooklyn Terminal Market entry gate
Brooklyn Terminal Market
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Brooklyn Terminal Market
Brooklyn Terminal Market
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Brooklyn Terminal Market
Brooklyn Terminal Market
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Brooklyn Terminal Market
Brooklyn Terminal Market
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Brooklyn Terminal Market
Brooklyn Terminal Market
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Brooklyn Terminal Market
Brooklyn Terminal Market
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Brooklyn Terminal Market
Brooklyn Terminal Market
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Brooklyn Terminal Market

Canarsie Plaza is a proposed retail center in a triangle between Avenue D, the Brooklyn Terminal Market and the Bay Ridge Line. The anchor tenant of the plaza will be a Home Depot. There used to be a second terminal siding here, but it was removed and the proposed site plan does not include any kind of railroad access.

Canarsie Plaza
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Canarsie Plaza
Canarsie Plaza
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Canarsie Plaza
Canarsie Plaza
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Canarsie Plaza
Canarsie Plaza
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Canarsie Plaza
Canarsie Plaza
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Canarsie Plaza
Canarsie Plaza
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Canarsie Plaza