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Park Slope Plane Crash

... of 1960, at the intersection of 7th Avenue/Sterling Place. A wonderful historical essay comes our way via Transfer, who calls it a "fascinating piece of Brooklyn History from the Park Slope Reader." Equally intriguing is the neighborhood report from the era: "Dozens of buildings—mostly between Fifth and Seventh avenues—were abandoned by their owners, who boarded them up and fled to suburbia." Read on; this is great stuff.
· Pillar of Fire [Park Slope Reader via Transfer]
· Pillar of Fire Interview [Park Slope Reader via Transfer]