Old New York #54


Herald Square (1936)

5 comments:

Tod Brody said...

This is one that would be fun to see in the full-size version (a la Shorpy Historic Photo)...there must be a wealth of wonderful detail hidden in this shot.

Fred said...

The shot looks like it was taken from the platform of the long-gone 6th Avenue L. Now, there is no more L, no more North River Savings Bank and, thankfully, no more cars since Broadway in this area is now closed to traffic.

Greg said...

And no more 6th! Avenue of the Americas... pffft. What the hell kind of stupid name is that anyway?

Fred said...

Greg, that is the ultimate test of whether someone is a real native New Yorker. If you call it anything but 6th Avenue, then you are definitely from out-of-town.

Greg said...

I know and I'm not even native. But I had friends in Brooklyn for years and visited many times on my own. Love New York. Great city.