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Posted by bobby o on Thursday, May 17th 2018:

In Reply to: Subway in Back Yard posted by James on Thursday, May 17th 2018:

We lived on East 35 between Beverly and Tilden. The house was built in the 1890s and my father told me that a street car ran across the backyard.
In addition there was a Holy Cross Cemetery line that ran from Prospect Park South to Nostrand Avenue to the entrance of the Cemetery on Tilden Avenue.
The streetcar was replaced by a bus route. When I was a kid in the '50s the bus was still running - it looped down Tilden, across Brooklyn Ave, up Beverly Road to Nostrand.
There was a vacant lot on Tilden and we played football there.
On E35 between Tilden and Snyder there was the remains of the Melis Farm. There was a barn, an old wagon and big greenhouses that survived kids throwing rocks. There was a beautiful farm house on the corner of E35 and Snyder. In 1955 new apartment houses were built.

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