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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Under the Tracks, in Bensonhurst

Raised tracks, Brooklyn
Photo by myself around New Utrecht Avenue and 64th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

In some parts of Brooklyn, the subway is raised up from the street. This is the 'N' line, in Bensonhurst. We made a special trip for Sicilian pizza, when I took this photo.

I don't know too much about Bensonhurst, except that its name still connotes some danger. It has a history of some racial conflict in the 90's and was a location for the mafia. In recent years, this neighborhood has kept a low profile.

For the wiki entry on Bensonhurst, click here.

Related posts: Welcome to Bensonhurst, The Elevated Tracks, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Under the Overpass, in Harlem.


Luis Gomez said...

Cool shot Kitty. I had never heard of this neighborhood.

RedPat said...

Interesting shadows and cool perspective in this shot Kitty!

Allan said...

You are on the street where one of the most famous car chase scenes was filmed. It was in the movie "The French Connection" with Gene Hackman chasing the train on the elevated tracks above with his car below on New Utrecht Avenue.

rocco d said...

Great shot! It's the "D" Line, however.