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Alan Lasky
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I’m pretty sure this is the construction of the Kappock St overpass/underpass.

Here is a 1937 pic looking the other way. Note the two chimneys on the roof. This would be the house on the left in 1935 mystery pic.
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-aa8b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

This would be the house on the right, also seen from the opposite direction in 1937.
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-aa87-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Here’s a 1940 aerial, showing the Berrian Farmhouse at the far right. This is not a familiar angle on this well photographed house, but almost matches the mystery photo. Edgehill Church is near the center for reference. Villa Charlotte Bronte is at center top.
http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/s/6bak7v

 

This 1940 aerial also shows reason to think it lines up with the mystery photo. All three buildings are in this photo, but the angle spreads them out quite a bit compared to the mystery photo.
Berrian Farmhouse at far left. Henry Hudson Monument at right.
http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/s/i4hcc7