Wednesday, January 17, 2018


"Eagle photo,"April 18, 1935 (Brooklyn Public Library)

"Police Commissioner Louis Valentine demolishing roulette wheels used in crime-related gambling. The location, presumably Brooklyn, is unknown." (Brooklyn Public Library)

It looks to me as if the photograph was taken on the Sunset Park waterfront, with Bush Terminal Building 19 (on 39th Street) in the background.  At this angle it's hard to tell that the central part of the building is recessed, but the ornamentation, the window count, and the water tower (at center) make it a good match.

Here's Building 19 in 1957,

Museum of the City of New York

and here's a Google pics from 2007.

The facade of the building has been altered over the last couple of years.  It's not Bush Terminal any more; this is Industry City.  The Brooklyn Nets have their training center here.

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