Heights History: 1952, Promenade Open, BQE Still Under Construction

Here is a 1952 view of the incomplete Brooklyn Queens Expressway, with people on the newly opened Brooklyn Heights Promenade over the new highway. The BQE just comes to an end at the lower right corner, with the Brooklyn Bridge far in the distance.

See original full-size photo on Flickr here.

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  • Livingston

    LOVE these old photos of the ‘hood. Thank you!

  • Andy Blair

    Hi all, this is one of my vintage NYC photos on Flickr. Really appreciate that you found it and used it on your blog! Very cool.

  • Jorale-man

    If only the BQE looked so immaculate today…

  • Gerry

    I love the Promeande its an extension of my living room.