Memory Lane: The Banks of Boro Park (Vintage Gallery)

Memory Lane: The Banks of Boro Park (Vintage Gallery)

It is a common observation in Boro Park of today that nearly every retail store on 13th Avenue that closes due to the exorbitant rent is soon replaced by a financial institution. Indeed, banks occupy an enormous amount of space on the retail thoroughfares of this town.

But today we take a tour around Boro Park of yore, visiting—photographically—these ancient buildings, all of which exist, and continue to serve in this capacity, to this day. The earliest one of these came into existence as early as 1907 (!), more than 110 years ago, and since that time has stood in silent witness as this neighborhood burgeoned and grew all around it—continuing to do so until this very day.

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