Thursday, February 3, 2011

Clark and Henry Streets, 1948, Brooklyn Heights

We found this wonderful 1948 photo of 70 Clark Street (at the corner of Clark and Henry in Brooklyn Heights), by the Wurts Brothers, in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). 

We had been told by old-timers that there was a drug store with a soda fountain at that corner and this photo confirms that it was called Parker Drugs Luncheonette. This is where Clark's Restaurant is today.

The nice thing about the MCNY photo is that you can zoom in on the details and see what was selling in the drug store (Life Magazine, biologicals), along with the coming-soon Rand gift shop around the corner on Clark (blanket, 47 cents!) and -- guess what? - Towne Liquor Store! across the street from where it now stands.

 The same corner more or less today, taken by Google. Note what a difference the trees make.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That explains the mystery I was told about the drug store being in the same building as the liquor store. I thought the guy was confused but now it all makes sense.