Morning time sucker: Search millions of photographs from the Life magazine archives, from the 1750s to today, thanks to Google.
Here are a few shots that I liked from the neighborhood:
"Members of the 10th Street artists group, a loose group of abstract expressionist artists, dancing during a party at artist Milton Resnick's studio." From 1956.
"Peter Stuyvesant Village Housing Project." From 1949.
"A group of artists bringing work into the show at the Tanager Gallery on 10th Street." (Which was 90 E. 10th St.) From 1956.
"Overshot of East 10th Street." From 1956. (Anyone recognize the block...?)