The beginning of Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway

A century ago, the majestic trees lining the pedestrian malls along lovely Eastern Parkway, seen here where it starts at Prospect Park (illuminated by what looks like one lone street light!), were not much more than saplings.

The handsome apartment houses flanking Eastern Parkway, which gave the boulevard the long-ago nickname Doctors’ Row, have yet to be constructed.

And that tower on the right? It’s the water tower built at Prospect Park, opened in 1893 at the northeast corner of Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.

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One Response to “The beginning of Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway”

  1. focusoninfinity Says:

    LOL: in Goldsboro, N.C., we called your N.Y.C.Yankee, “Doctor’s Row”; “Pill Hill”.

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