Vintage Aerial Photograph Shows Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Before the Belt Parkway in Early 1930s

Sheepshead Bay, "pre" – Belt Parkway, 1930s
Sheepshead Bay, "pre" – Belt Parkway, 1930s
Photo: NYC Records

This vintage aerial photograph from the early 1930s shows the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood in Brooklyn before the addition of Robert Moses' Belt Parkway cut-off the neighborhood's access to and views of the bay. Here is a present-day view from approximately the same angle:

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