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Bath Beach in photos

This gallery contains 28 photos.

The nice thing about this week’s gallery is it captures the ambient noise present in much of the neighborhood.

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A quiet afternoon in Bath Beach

I took the D train to Bath Beach last Thursday. Because of maintenance, it ran along the N line to Coney Island, then back along its usual route. I got off at the Bay Parkway stop, the northeastern corner of … Continue reading

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Plumb Island: Brooklyn’s Grenada

Plumb Island was a lawless area in the early 20th century – so much so that it required military intervention. Twice. Continue reading

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Sheepshead Bay: built on the bay of Kings

A brief history of Sheepshead Bay, which is named for a fish that once swam in its waters. Continue reading

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Spring Creek: where the borough ends

Spring Creek is Brooklyn’s southwesternmost neighborhood. Much of it is still barren – and haunting. Continue reading

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Spring Creek: a desolate place with a dreary history

Until the 21st century, Spring Creek was a vast wasteland. Ninety years ago, however, there were some big plans for the area – a common theme along the burgeoning Jamaica Bay. The E. Belcher Hyde atlas from 1920-1922 shows a plan for a … Continue reading

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From resort nights to white flight: a brief history of Canarsie

Canarsie has long been the butt of jokes, from the archaic term “by way of Canarsie”, meaning in a roundabout manner, to The Three Stooges and The Honeymooners. Its storied history as a resort has been overshadowed by the actions … Continue reading

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