From the (1939) WPA Guide to New York City:
Borough Park, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach form one undistinguished neighborhood stretching from the southern tip of Green wood Cemetery down to Gravesend Bay.
Bath Beach, just south of Fort Hamilton, a fashionable resort during the nineteenth century, is a cluster of small houses and ramshackle or abandoned mansions and hotels leading down to a deserted beach.
Hotel Lowry, Bath Beach, Brooklyn
(early 1900s) [39K postcard]