Thursday, January 3, 2013

An Avenue D now and then; aerial view of the Lower East Side circa the 1930s

A rather random now and then... happened to spot it at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives on Flickr ... this now-and-then shot shows the northwest corner of Avenue D and East Ninth Street in 1947 and 2010...

And, as a Thursday bonus...

Per the La Guardia and Wagner Archives:

From the Bowery stop on the elevated, an aerial view straight along East Broadway, under the Manhattan Bridge approach, past The Jewish Daily Forward building (at center, rear) toward the Williamsburg Bridge in the distance, 1930s.

Find more from their extensive archives here.

1 comment:

Goggla said...

I recommend doing a search for Ave D in the NYPL digital archives. It turns up some amazing photos of WPA projects and shows a neighborhood of wooden houses, furniture factories, auto garages and old ship-building piers.