Streetcars and Spatial Analysis.
What are your proposals for streetcars and or trolleybuses in Brooklyn and New York City? Here past trackage maps are presented and analyzed in todays environment. Geospatial analytical methods are discussed regarding new routes.
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Eastbound Church Avenue PCC car at 39th Street and 13th Avenue Brooklyn
The photo below comes from the source below, namely the New York Public Library Digital Collection and it is a
1952 Hubacher personal photograph.
This east bound PCC car bond for Bristol Street is about to swing left unto 13th Avenue. Across
39th Street to the left is the City of New York Retail Market built in the 1930's.
I was inside that building when there was a harbor disaster in December, 1956 (Luchenbach Explosion)
.Notice the buildings to the rear of the streetcar. This may have been a commercial laundry and when the explosion
hit in 1956, many of these windows broke and glass fell to the street. I am not sure if anyone was hurt.
The corner store to the right of the photo was a fresh fruit and vegetable store.
You would be surprised how fast, before the age of hand held calculators, the salespersons, using a thick black
crayon were able to calculate the price for each customer
with multi bags of vegetables in a few seconds.