All the ways to get around Brooklyn in 1915

I count six transportation options Brooklynites had in 1915, according to this rich and detailed postcard of Flatbush Avenue.

There’s the elevated train, of course, as well as a streetcar, automobile, bicycle, horse and wagon, and of course, getting around on foot, as most of the crowd seems to be doing—when they’re not mugging for the camera against streetlights.

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  3. Al Kreitner Says:

    I would have said there were 7 transportation options, as you didn’t list the obvious one from the picture’s caption: the LIRR.☺

    On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 1:25 AM Ephemeral New York wrote:

    > ephemeralnewyork posted: “I count six transportation options Brooklynites > had in 1915, according to this rich and detailed postcard of Flatbush > Avenue. There’s the elevated train, of course, as well as a streetcar, > automobile, bicycle, horse and wagon, and of course, getting ar” >

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      Of course…I should have paid more attention to the caption. So yes, 7 ways to get around Brooklyn, including a railroad.

  4. Kenny Says:

    … and no one is on the phone !

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