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Cornerspotted: 65th Street At Third Avenue In Brooklyn

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It's rare that Cornerspotter ever stumps Curbed commenters, but no one named the correct location of this street, although several people came close. The photo shows 65th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues in Brooklyn in 1921. Today, the stretch is completely different. The Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway, both created by master builder Robert Moses, converge near this intersection, making it a busy mess of on and off ramps. The sea of asphalt is nothing like the quiet, dirt road shown in the historic photo. To the east, the Gowanus Expressway now runs atop 65th Street, while the Belt Parkway cuts across it to the west.
· Hint: Robert Moses Drastically Changed This Quiet Street [Curbed]
· 65th Street and Third Avenue Streetview [Google Maps]