Malbone Street Wreck's 90th Birthday


This weekend, Flatbush Gardener took the time to commemorate New York City's worst transit disaster, known as the Malbone Street wreck, which occurred on November 1, 1918. "The wooden cars of the Brighton Beach line of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (B.R.T.) company left the tracks, crashing inside the tunnel beneath the busy intersection where Flatbush Avenue, Ocean Avenue and Malbone Street met," he writes. "The Malbone Street Wreck killed nearly 100 people and injured more than 250. Criminal trials and lawsuits arising from the accident dragged on for years." He also created a Google map with the names and addresses of the dead.
Photo from Flatbush Gardener.

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