I love these photos, because they show a close-up of street life in the far North Slope from nearly a hundred years ago.
In this photo, Iovino's barber shop and "electric massage" parlor shares an entryway with a seafood-oriented restaurant, which advertises boiled lobsters, clam chowder, and fish cakes. The sign above the doorway says "Take home a fry in a box." Beyond that, two people chat in front of a dry cleaner's and Isaac Seebol's paint store.
Pulling back a little, we get a better view of the intersection, looking southwest across Fifth from Dean Street. The elevated tracks would be a constant presence on Fifth until the 1940s, and across the street we can see Nyeboe's Hunte Pharmacy, and next door to that the Iona Dining Room.
The two storefronts pictured above are today the Anneris Beauty Salon, and the soon-to open Kulushkat falafel restaurant.
All of the buildings in the 1914 photos are still standing (including the barely-visible Immanuel Church further down Dean), but the ones that housed the pharmacy and dining room have been altered beyond recognition with a new facade of white brick. Triangle Sporting Goods peeks out from the far right.
Source: Brooklyn's Park Slope, Merlis and Rosenzweig. 1999.