Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jan 1, 1895 outside St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

Per the caption:

St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery on Second Avenue, East Village, New York City, circa Jan. 1, 1895. (Photo by P. L. Sperr/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Where are the empty fro-yo cups?


LiberationNYC said...

Trolley tracks? In 1895?

Anonymous said...

Probably for elevated trains: "By 1880 most Manhattan residents were within a ten-minute walk from an el."

Julio said...

Beautiful Picture!

Anonymous said...

Great image!

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

Yes, trolley tracks on Stuyvesant Street. Some of those tracks were removed in the 1990's during the rebuilding of the road surface for the triangle gardens at the Stuyvesant and 9th Street intersection. Tracks in NYC roadbeds were used by a variety of trolleys and trains including horse drawn omnibuses and cable cars.
An El it's not.