After so many trips through this place, I now get to delve into the history behind the seemingly nonsensical cluster of tracks in northeast Brooklyn. My friend Mike made the selection.
Broadway Junction is a tiny piece of land surrounded by several other neighborhoods and a few Queens cemeteries. It was originally known as Manhattan Junction, as that’s where Austin Corbin‘s New York & Manhattan Beach Railway branched off from the rest of the Long Island Railroad.
I’m guessing the neighborhood is similar to what I’ve already seen in surrounding areas; I haven’t forgotten than I promised to use this as an excuse to visit western Cypress Hills. For the most part, though, my focus will be on the tracks.
Is another Play-Doh monstrosity in the cards? We’ll see.