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Part One of the Six Part New York City Then and Now Series

The View from Brooklyn

March 8, 2016

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Snow-covered train tracks, rooftops and arches of the Brooklyn Bridge seen from the rear of a train during the Blizzard of 1888.


Brooklyn Bridge Promenade.


The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Ellis (DD-154) passing under the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City. Ellis was in commission for three periods: 7 June 1919 to 17 June 1922, 1 May 1930 to 16 December 1936, and 16 October 1939 to 31 October 1945.


FDNY fireboat Abram S. Hewitt passes under the Brooklyn Bridge in 1903.


Workers on the suspension cables of the Brooklyn Bridge during construction.


Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, framed by nearby buildings.


New Amsterdam from Brooklyn in 1671.


New York seen from Brooklyn 1798.

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