Posts Tagged ‘Bensonhurst’

Taking a drive along The Narrows

May 20, 2009

Life is good in this circa-1930s postcard depicting The Narrows, the shipping lanes that mark the entrance to New York Harbor.

This must be Bensonhurst—or maybe Bay Ridge? One missing landmark: the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which won’t be built for another 30 or so years.

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The Belt Parkway hugs the shoreline. The back of the postcard calls it “the most scenic motor road in all New York City.”