East New York

 


View north under the Evergreens Cemetery  under the Atlantic Ave 1914 Grade Crossing Elimination Overpass. Behind  the signal, still evident, is the 1914 build date. Photo: Steven Lynch 06/17/2000

Official LIRR valuation photos, taken by the railroad every time there was some major construction underway or to update their records for insurance purposes These specific photos are of the preparations that were being taken, and some construction as well, for the depressing of the Manhattan Beach Branch/Bay Ridge Branch tracks below grade and the eventual construction of the East New York tunnel at Fulton St.  This construction lasted until about 1915. Info: Dave Keller

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11/10/1910
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Atlantic and Van Sinderin Avenues hotel/depot combination constructed in 1883 at the junction of the LIRR’s Atlantic branch and the NY& MB Ry’s line to Manhattan Beach (later the LIRR’s Manhattan Beach branch Bay Ridge branch. Archive: Steve Swirsky Research: Dave Keller

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EAST NEW YORK: 
NY&MB RY (MANHATTAN CROSSING) (BAY RIDGE)
(MANHATTAN BCH R.R. CROSSING)

METROPOLITAN HOTEL AT ATLANTIC  AND VAN SINDERIN AVES. SERVED AS ORIGINAL DEPOT OF THE NY & MB RY. EFF: JUNE/ 1877. DESPITE MULTIPLE RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS THE STRUCTURE COULD NOT MEET THE NEEDS OF THE RAILROAD.

2ND COMBINATION HOTEL/DEPOT ERECTED ON SITE IN 1883. OPENED FOR JOINT SERVICE WITH
THE LIRR: 1/1/1884. THE LIRR CEASED ALL STOPS AT HOWARD HOUSE AT THAT TIME. RENAMED 
“EAST NEW YORK” IN 11/1905 WITH INAUGURATION OF FULL ELECTRIC SERVICE ALONG ATLANTIC BRANCH. STATION BLDG. ABANDONED: 11/1915 AND RAZED DUE TO BAY RIDGE BRANCH GRADE ELIMINATION PROJECT AND EAST NEW YORK TUNNEL. STATION STOP SERVED BY NEW FULTON ST. STATION PLATFORM IN TUNNEL.

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East NY Station 1910
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East NY construction Substation2-ENY depot 10/25/1910
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Atlantic Ave. view E. East NY station-Elevation Project
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Liberty Avenue view N 11/10/1910 East NY Station west side of tracks
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East NY station-Grade Crossing 11/16/1910

EAST NEW YORK: ATLANTIC BRANCH (ATLANTIC R.T.)

HOWARD HOUSE HOTEL SERVED AS ORIGINAL DEPOT AS FAR BACK AS 1853. ALSO SERVED AS RAPID TRANSIT STOP PER ETT #11, EFF: 11/4/1878.

(Howard House was located at Atlantic and Alabama Avenues, 4 blocks EAST of Van Sinderin Ave.  So the station stop was moved further west in January, 1884.)

STATION STOP RELOCATED TO JCT. OF MANHATTAN BEACH BRANCH AT ATLANTIC AND VAN SINDERIN AVES. EFF: 1/1/1884 WHERE THE NY & MB RY’S NEW HOTEL/DEPOT HAD BEEN BUILT THE YEAR PREVIOUS TO REPLACE AN OLDER HOTEL/DEPOT STRUCTURE IN USE. 

KNOWN AS “MANHATTAN CROSSING” AND “MANHATTAN BEACH CROSSING,” DEPOT WAS USED 
JOINTLY BY BOTH RAILROADS AND ALL STOPS AT HOWARD HOUSE CEASED. RENAMED “EAST NEW YORK” IN 11/1905 WITH INAUGURATION OF FULL ELECTRIC SERVICE. STATION BUILDING ABANDONED: 11/1915 AND RAZED DUE TO BAY RIDGE BRANCH GRADE ELIMINATION PROJECT.

3RD DEPOT WITH HIGH-LEVEL PLATFORMS AT STREET LEVEL IN SERVICE: 1915. RAZED: 1941 
WITH ATLANTIC AVE. GRADE ELIMINATION PROJECT (1941-43)

4TH DEPOT OPENED: 1943 WITH TRACKS SLIGHTLY DEPRESSED AND ATLANTIC AVENUE BUILT 
ON A STRUCTURE DIRECTLY OVERHEAD. AGENCY CLOSED: 8/19/2009