Webrings - Maps - Trolleys and More
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
5th Avenue and 9th Street in Park Slope Brooklyn, 1940
These two photos come from the New York Library Digital Archive and are being used here for research purposes. They we both shot on June 14, 1940. At this point, I believe the 5th Avenue Elevated stopped running.
Before the Fifth Avenue El stopped running, Park Slopers at this location had such a rich mix of rail transit available, even available within a few blocks. Within one or two blocks, you had the Fifth Avenue El to Park Row or Sands Street above, the Smth-Coney Island line to Coney or at certain times to Park Row, the Fifth Avenue Trolley to Downtown Brooklyn. At Fourth Avenue and 9th Street you had the IND Prospect Park Line to Manhattan or Church Avenue and the BMT subway at 9th Street with West End and Culver and Fourth Avenue local service. Up the hill you had the 7th Avenue and McDonald -Vanderbuilt Avenue Streetcar Line on Prospect Park West.. And last but not least, there were in the area several South Brooklyn Railroad sidings and stations, probably near 2nd Avenue and 9th Street for Thomas Roulstone.