What a difference 101 years make. The top photo is the view of Cortleyou Road, looking east from Marlborough Road, in 1912, currently available for bidding on eBay. Ample parking for your horse and carriage, trolley tracks visible, and you can see the same cast iron barricades in front of the subway cut (installed in 1907) that still stand today.
The lower photo is same view as it is now. Cement now lines the outside of those cast iron barricades, and “historic” streetlights now line the road. The “realty exchange” building that once stood on the other side of the tracks has been replaced by a bigger structure, which is now a Duane Reade.
The subway station house looks much the same – built in 1907, it’s been renovated since, but retains the same peaked roof. Looks like the building with Greenfield Pharmacy is the same, as well. A wood framed house in the distance on the right, at what seems to be about E 17th St, has since been replaced by a large apartment building.