REMEMBERING MYRTLE

The New York Transit Museum is presenting a photo exhibit featuring images taken on the last day the Myrtle Avenue El in Brooklyn was in operation, all taken by noted photographer Theresa King. You can revisit the past starting September 29th at the museum (running through the end of February), but here’s a sneak peek and a little history.

The Myrtle Avenue el line began running in 1888, from downtown Brooklyn to Queens, passing through Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Middle Village. After eighty years, it shut down in 1969 to the dismay of many, and was demolished the following year.

More detailed information could be found at Forgotten NY.

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