flatbush&churchave_oldbrooklyn_ORIGINAL

Though the streets are empty and lined with cars in the archived image of Martense Street looking southwards of Flatbush Avenue, this neighborhood is now a bustling, predominately Afro-Caribbean neighborhood.

No specific subject is in this photo, as it simply details a street scene, and yet the noticeable juxtaposition between black residents and passerbys aside the Dutch Reformed Church and Cemetery, a landmarked structure of early Dutch families of Flatbush, begs the question of commemorative structures if and when black life ceases to walk the streets of Brooklyn[1].


[1] MANUAL CITATION

http://6tocelebrate.org/site/flatbush-dutch-reformed-church/