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The more things change, the more things change

December 24, 2012

Prospect Par Memorial Arch

I found this postcard from the early 1900s recently at the Brooklyn Flea.  (Click image to enlarge.)  As you can see, the trolley line that used to run on Union Street and along the park is there, along with a much more open Grand Army Plaza.  It’s always remarkable to see such images, as they serve as a nice reminder that our streets are not preserved in amber; they’re always a work in progress.  Even more remarkable?  This photograph appears to be taken from the current site of 9 Prospect Park West.

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Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.  Thanks for reading!

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