Old New York #41


Chatham Square (1904)

5 comments:

Tommy O'C said...

The Third Avenue and Second Avenue Elevated trains, side-by-side, in old New York. I've heard that a ride on the Third Ave El (the only Manhattan El that evoked true nostalgia) was easily the best show in town. Just watching the street life below, and the tenements and brownstones seemingly just beyond reach of the train windows, was an experience not to be missed.

Tommy O'C said...

BTW, Chatham Square is the heart of NYC's Chinatown, and I believe that's the landmark Woolworth Building in the background, right.

Trader said...

Superb picture!

Fred said...

I actually think that large building is on Court Street across from City Hall and is still standing today. The Woolworth Building is just south and west of this building on Broadway.

The All-Seeing Eye, Jr. said...

It's the Municipal Building, NYC's finest example of Stalinist wedding-cake architecture.