The white color of the neighborhood is from the fresh sand landfill. Notice the houses in the lower right corner along the water. Many such houses are evident along the shore of today’s golf course near Flatbush Ave and along Plumb Beach before the Belt Parkway was built.
Note the bridge across Ave U (left side of photo) as the creek extended well into the current park area today. What is known locally as “Mau Mau Island” was not created yet and the creek took a much different shape.