Tuesday, February 27, 2018

71 years ago today


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An EVG reader found the above aerial photo in the digital section of the New York State Archive. The photo is dated Feb. 27, 1947.

The photo, looking toward the (north-ish) east, shows the new Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village. (Stuy Town would welcome its first residents on Aug. 1, 1947.)

Meanwhile, among the other familiar sites — the Con Ed building on 14th Street and St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery... just follow the helpful arrows...



8 comments:

KT said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Cool picture, never knew of those two round buildings/structures by 14th street and ave C.

DrGecko said...

Arrow's back! Hi, Arrow! You're looking a little pale but maybe spring will put some color in your cheeks.

Donnie Moder said...

Stuytown replaced the Gashouse District. That looks like a gas tank.

Giovanni said...

Look at the heavy smog that can be seen in many historical pictures of New York. It was even heavier at the turn of the century when people were still burning coal, and many days you could barely see buildings that were only a few blocks away.

It’s nice to see that most of the East Village is still not overbuilt, but looking at the development in the LES and on the Houston Street Horridor it feels like that’s all about to change. There’s another 14 story hotel tower going up on Eldridge Street, stuck right in between 5 story walkups, but tourism is already declining, and why anyone would visit this city after its gentrified is a mystery.

Gojira said...

With a magnifying glass I can see down East 11th Street, there's the old Paradise Alley on 11th and A, and my building farther down the block. So cool!

Anonymous said...

:-) Hey, there's no arrow showing where my future home was going to be! :-)

jonthornton said...

So cool to see what's changed and what's still here!