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Photo: Sheepshead Bay Road Didn’t Look So Different In 1938

I bet those folks back in 1938 would've expected a lot of change to happen over the course of 76 years. I can just...

Postcard: Beware The Sea Monster Of Gerritsen Beach

When moderators of "The History of Fort Tilden, Floyd Bennett Field, and Marine Park" Facebook page posted this photo a few weeks ago, it set me off on a long search of old newspaper...

Postcard: Where In The Bay Was This Old Photo Taken?

This old photo depicts Sheepshead Bay - supposedly in the 1960s - revealing some of the good ways in which the Bay has been...

Postcard: Gay Times! Brighton Beach, 1890s

Unlike those who enjoy their days off at the local beach today, in the 1890s, Brighton Beach visitors played in the sand and swam...

Postcard: The New Iron Pier At West Brighton, 1879

I can't believe it's been more than a year since the last entry in our Postcard series! Not much has found its way to...

Postcard: A Look At Manhattan Beach In 1905

It's been a while since we've had an entry in our Postcard series, so we dug up this guy. This 1905 postcard was recently up...

Postcard: The Miracle Of New Flatbush

Wandering NYC dug up this awesome 1924 real estate advertisement, marketing "The New Flatbush," a.k.a, "Sheepshead Bay-Harkness Estate," a.k.a. Nostrand Avenue and Avenue U. I personally...

Postcard: Wow, Look At This Old Train

For those who didn't know the M train made an appearance on our train tracks, this picture proves it. Info from the eBay seller says...

Postcard: Brighton Beach Over A Century Ago

Brighton Beach in 1901, when people were wearing too much. That's the direct opposite of what you see today on the beach, where people are...

Postcard: Rainbow Bandshell, A Beloved Venue

We got this photo of the Rainbow Bandshell, circa 1930, from Michael Goldstein, the director of Alumni Relations at Kingsborough Community College. Don't know what...

Postcard: Marine Parkway Bridge

In response to our griping yesterday about how our Postcard series has featured far too much of Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay native Bruce Brodoff...

Postcard: Another One From Manhattan Beach

I know, I know - most of the entries in our Postcard series have depicted Manhattan Beach. Well, what do you want? It was...

Postcard: A Local Gas Station, 1949

I thought this was pretty cool. This 1949 photo was taken on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue T. Today, a BP sits in its...

Postcard: Manhattan Beach Had Lagoons?

It's been a while since we've had an entry into our Postcard series, but good things come to those who wait. This dynamic piece...

Postcard: Manhattan Beach, New York

I know, I know - I did a postcard yesterday. They don't really come in that often, but when they do I try to...