Brooklynites — and perhaps some tourists — stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in these vintage photos, giving a glimpse of a scenic past.
They walk and lounge, taking in a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, in the circa-1971 images from the photo morgue of the Brooklyn Reporter.
The promenade, now an iconic Brooklyn feature, would have been about 20 years old when the snaps were shot. Construction of the overlook and the cantilevered Brooklyn-Queens Expressway underneath started in 1946 and wrapped in 1950. The promenade officially opened with a dedication ceremony on October 7, 1950.
While it is still a stellar spot for views of the city, those views have certainly changed over the years. Still visible in the shots is the National Cold Storage Warehouse, since replaced by the Pierhouse and 1 Hotel developments.
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