This is Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue in the 1920s

  • May 15, 2015
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We love old photos like this, especially showing New York City in the 1920s. This specific one shows Brooklyn, looking west on Atlantic Avenue from Sackman Street.

Atlantic Ave looking west from the Sackman St bridge. Long Island Railroad emerging from a tunnel. New 1920s cars zoom along as kids play on the sidewalk. Brooklyn, New York. 1922
Atlantic Ave looking west from the Sackman St bridge. Long Island Railroad emerging from a tunnel. New 1920s cars zoom along as kids play on the sidewalk. Brooklyn, New York. 1922

Source: Flickr user Andy Blair

Below is what we believe to be approximately the same location and angle using today’s Google Maps.