A Former Version of Atlantic and Flatbush

September 25, 2007

Atlantic Center

Awhile back, I came across this old picture of the present-day Atlantic Center, where Atlantic and Flatbush meet.  On the left, where the row of brownstones is visible, is where the Williamsburgh Bank Building (One Hanson Place) currently stands.  The heading of the photo says “Times Plaza” — does anyone know if this is indeed the former name of this junction?

I don’t know when this photo was taken, but I believe that the Williamsburgh Bank was built in the 1920s, so it must pre-date that decade.

I can’t remember where I found the photo, so if it’s yours, let me know and I’ll happily credit and/or link you.


  1. It’s still called Times Plaza on some maps. The post office on Atlantic between 3rd and 4th is Times Plaza Station.

    The large brick building in the background is the former YMCA, now state office building.

  2. The Times Plaza Post Office is located just down Atlantic Avenue. At one time the post office was in the railroad terminal building. I believe both the Brooklyn Times and the NY Times had offices in the area. The old NY Times building on Thirs Avenue is now part of the high school for the arts.

  3. Hey this picture is great – I’m always hoping to find postcards like this at flea markets but they tend to all be from other cities of course…

    Great to see a Fort Greene blog up.

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