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Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

July 25, 2011

Susan Kille posted this picture to Twitter over the weekend and it’s a great one.  The current onstruction on Grand Army Plaza briefly exposed a set of old trolley tracks at the top of Union Street.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this was a real-life example of the ever-changing nature of our borough’s streets.  By the time I rode up to the park on Sunday morning, the tracks were already covered over by the gravel seen piled to the left.

You can see Brooklyn trolleys in action in this vintage footage from the 1930s.

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