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Re: Sutter Ave. Rutland Road station

Posted by gbs on Wed Jul 10 19:27:16 2019, in response to Sutter Ave. Rutland Road station, posted by Joe on Wed Jul 10 08:09:24 2019.

The original name of the station was Sutter Ave, which must have been the more prominent street at the time. East New York (the Sutter side) must have developed earlier and more densely than East Flatbush (the Rutland side).

There are several examples in Brooklyn and Queens where street grids from different neighborhoods (that used to not come near each other) meet at odd angles, often separated today by a street, like E 98 St at Sutter-Rutland. Broadway (Brooklyn) separates Bushwick from Bed-Stuy and those neighborhood grids are at different angles. Elmhurst in Queens has streets at angles to the rest of the neighborhoods, with Roosevelt Av separating them in the 80s and 90s.

These photos from 1963 and 1967 show that the Rutland Road signs were added later, while the Sutter Av signs were original:


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