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 #MapMondays! Map of Queens with sections of outer Brooklyn, 1923. Tap to visit our web store and ...
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#MapMondays! Map of Queens with sections of outer Brooklyn, 1923. Tap to visit our web store and purchase a print or view the map in high resolution. #MapMondays! Map of Queens with sections of outer Brooklyn, 1923.
Tap to visit our web store and purchase a print or view the map in high resolution.
Bowery, 1984 Between Great Jones and East 4th Street. <span class="emoji emoji1f4f7"></span> David McReynolds.
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Bowery, 1984 Between Great Jones and East 4th Street. David McReynolds. Bowery, 1984
Between Great Jones and East 4th Street. 📷 David McReynolds.
 #MIDTOWN 1933 Photo from 515 Madison Ave towards the #Queensboro Bridge including Yorkville, ...
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#MIDTOWN 1933 Photo from 515 Madison Ave towards the #Queensboro Bridge including Yorkville, #Sutton, Midtown East the Upper East Side and New York Hospital. Roosevelt Island and #Queens are visible in the distance. Tap to view in high resolution or order a fine art print. #MIDTOWN 1933
Photo from 515 Madison Ave towards the #Queensboro Bridge including Yorkville, #Sutton, Midtown East the Upper East Side and New York Hospital. Roosevelt Island and #Queens are visible in the distance. 👆Tap to view in high resolution or order a fine art print.
THE WTC CORTLAND STREET STATION OF THE 1 SUBWAY LINE IS FINALLY OPENING, JUST DAYS SHY OF THE 17th ...
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THE WTC CORTLAND STREET STATION OF THE 1 SUBWAY LINE IS FINALLY OPENING, JUST DAYS SHY OF THE 17th ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The station, which was destroyed on 9/11, will open tomorrow (Saturday) at noon, completing the WTC transportation hub. The station contributed to the exorbitant ... THE WTC CORTLAND STREET STATION OF THE 1 SUBWAY LINE IS FINALLY OPENING, JUST DAYS SHY OF THE 17th ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 🚇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The station, which was destroyed on 9/11, will open tomorrow (Saturday) at noon, completing the WTC transportation hub.
The station contributed to the exorbitant $4 billion price tag of the #Oculus and greatly lengthened the construction process, which opened seven years later than originally planned. Read about the political and engineering reasons that caused this in our report on the status of the #WTC complex, link in bio.
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TEN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOS OF NEW YORKERS BUILDING THE SUBWAY SYSTEM ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Construction ...
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TEN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOS OF NEW YORKERS BUILDING THE SUBWAY SYSTEM ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Construction photos documenting the IND #subway construction between 1926 and 1928 using "cut and cover" and tunneling methods. The selected photos show today's A/C/E line as well as the 53rd Street tunnel ... TEN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOS OF NEW YORKERS BUILDING THE SUBWAY SYSTEM
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Construction photos documenting the IND #subway construction between 1926 and 1928 using "cut and cover" and tunneling methods. The selected photos show today's A/C/E line as well as the 53rd Street tunnel connecting #Queens and #Midtown.
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 #GIVEAWAY!! 🤩 Today we are launching our SECOND GIVEAWAY of the year, with a chance to win three ...
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#GIVEAWAY!! 🤩 Today we are launching our SECOND GIVEAWAY of the year, with a chance to win three items of your choosing in our web store where you can order fine art prints of #historic #NYC #maps and photos like the images above! In addition to your choice of items in our store, we will include ... #GIVEAWAY!! 🤩
Today we are launching our
SECOND GIVEAWAY of the year, with a chance to win three items of your choosing in our web store where you can order fine art prints of #historic #NYC #maps and photos like the images above! In addition to your choice of items in our store, we will include some very special surprises for the winner including an item that dates back to the early 20th century!

To Enter:
1. Like this post
2. Tag a friend below in the comments (tag as many as you want for more chances to win!)
3. Make sure you BOTH FOLLOW US!
4. Follow us on Facebook for more chances to win.


That’s it! Giveaway ends Sunday night at midnight EST. #Winner will be announced the following day. GOODLUCK!!

Images: #Mulberry Street, circa 1900
(colorized); #GrandCentral Terminal Construction (1912); Castello Plan of New Amsterdam (Lower Manhattan) 1660; 1960 Aerial View of Downtown #Manhattan and #BrooklynHeights; some of themany prints available to win. Visit our store (tap the image) to view the full store.
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With 2 World Trade and St. Nicholas Church stalled indefinitely, there is one site on the World Trade ...
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With 2 World Trade and St. Nicholas Church stalled indefinitely, there is one site on the World Trade Center complex that is under construction and progressing at a rapid pace – the PERELMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. Following the approval of a 99-year lease, construction on the new performing ... With 2 World Trade and St. Nicholas Church stalled indefinitely, there is one site on the World Trade Center complex that is under construction and progressing at a rapid pace – the PERELMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

Following the approval of a 99-year lease, construction on the new performing arts center, designed by REX Architecture, has been making steady progress in 2018 with the sub-structure of the lower floors underway and already rising above street level. The building will be covered in a veined white marble, thinly cut to appear translucent when illuminated at night. A stepped entrance to the interior space will direct visitors to the theatres and venues for dance, opera, and musical performances. The building, which follows a 2004 design proposal by #Gehry Partners and #Snøhetta that was stalled over financing and design issues, has an expected completion date of 2021. The site used to house the former temporary #PATH station that was in operation for nearly 10 years following 9/11 while the #Oculus was being built. It is also above the third and final segment of the underground roadway that is part of the Vehicle Security Center, which gives access to the sub-basement floors of all the towers at the 16-acre site with its terminus underneath the performing arts center.

For more information on the PAC and the other WTC sites, visit our website to read
SIXTEEN ACRES, SEVENTEEN YEARS:
THE STATUS OF THE WTC COMPLEX. (Link in bio)
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Happy Labor Day! Did you know that the first #LaborDay celebration happened in New York? On Sept ...
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Happy Labor Day! Did you know that the first #LaborDay celebration happened in New York? On Sept 5, 1882, thousands of workers went on a one-day strike to take part in a parade organized by the Central Labor Union.. The march began at City Hall and ended in a party in Union Square. Labor Day became ... Happy Labor Day!
Did you know that the first #LaborDay celebration happened in New York? On Sept 5, 1882, thousands of workers went on a one-day strike to take part in a parade organized by the Central Labor Union.. The march began at City Hall and ended in a party in Union Square. Labor Day became an official federal holiday in 1894.
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Image from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, Sept 16, 1882. Via @cityreliquary
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 #MapMondays! 1907 Map of Greater New York City including New Jersey, Nassau County and Westchester ...
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#MapMondays! 1907 Map of Greater New York City including New Jersey, Nassau County and Westchester County. Today is the final day of our sitewide 30% off sale! Use code URBN30 at checkout. Tap the image to access the store. #mapmonday #cartography #nyc #urbanism #historicmaps #map ... #MapMondays! 1907 Map of Greater New York City including New Jersey, Nassau County and Westchester County.

Today is the final day of our sitewide 30% off sale! Use code URBN30 at checkout. Tap the image to access the store.
#mapmonday #cartography #nyc #urbanism #historicmaps #map #jerseyhistory #nycurbanism
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DON'T DO IT (1988) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Educational film from the MTA about the consequences of #graffiti #vandalism in the #subway. Soundtrack by Gary Numan and Bootsy Collins. DON'T DO IT (1988)
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Educational film from the MTA about the consequences of #graffiti #vandalism in the #subway. Soundtrack by Gary Numan and Bootsy Collins.
Amazing detailed view of the City Hall Post Office in front of the Woolworth Building in 1938 before ...
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Amazing detailed view of the City Hall Post Office in front of the Woolworth Building in 1938 before it was demolished. The City Hall Post Office and Court House, built in 1869 was demolished in 1939 to expand City Hall Park to the south. Many New Yorkers thought the building was hideous and ... Amazing detailed view of the City Hall Post Office in front of the Woolworth Building in 1938 before it was demolished.
The City Hall Post Office and Court House, built in 1869 was demolished in 1939 to expand City Hall Park to the south. Many New Yorkers thought the building was hideous and nicknamed it "Mullett's Monstrosity" after it's architect Alfred B. Mullett. What do you think of Mullett’s design?
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LABOR DAY SALE - 30% OFF SITEWIDE Use code URBN30 for 30% OFF fine art prints of NYC maps and historic ...
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LABOR DAY SALE - 30% OFF SITEWIDE Use code URBN30 for 30% OFF fine art prints of NYC maps and historic photos. Tap the photo of visit nycurbanism.com/store (link in bio) LABOR DAY SALE - 30% OFF SITEWIDE

Use code URBN30 for 30% OFF fine art prints of NYC maps and historic photos.
Tap the photo of visit nycurbanism.com/store (link in bio)
The proposed waterfront streetcar known as the Brooklyn-Queens Connector is back, with a new plan ...
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The proposed waterfront streetcar known as the Brooklyn-Queens Connector is back, with a new plan that covers less ground, at a higher cost and will take longer to build. Despite this, it is the perfect transit solution for neighborhoods like Red Hook that have been underserved for decades. ... The proposed waterfront streetcar known as the Brooklyn-Queens Connector is back, with a new plan that covers less ground, at a higher cost and will take longer to build. Despite this, it is the perfect transit solution for neighborhoods like Red Hook that have been underserved for decades. With more development along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront, the streetcar is the most feasible public #transit option.
After two years of conducting feasibility studies and working with local communities, the city has released a full proposal for the BQX. The @bqxnyc #streetcar would connect #RedHook with #Astoria, stopping in all the waterfront neighborhoods along the way. The BQX will be emissions-free and run on tracks flush with the existing roadway, without overhead wires or underground power sources making it resilient against major storms and flooding. Unlike the original proposal, the new route does not go all the way to #SunsetPark, and avoids #Dumbo. The current timeframe has the #streetcars running by 2029 with a projected ridership of 50,000 a day.
The proposal also relies on $1 billion of the $2.73 billion pricetags to come from the federal government, which seems unlikely to happen in the next two years.

The report projects the #BQX will generate $30 billion in gross economic impact over 40 years including 16,000 temporary and 4,000 permanent jobs.
We are really excited about this proposal, what do you think? Comment below.
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SEE THE EVOLUTION OF LOWER MANHATTAN'S #SKYLINE OVER A CENTURY The Skyscraper Museum's interactive "before and after" slider allows you to compare the Lower Manhattan skyline over time, making it possible to view significant periods of growth over the past century. Visit our website ... SEE THE EVOLUTION OF LOWER MANHATTAN'S #SKYLINE OVER A CENTURY

The Skyscraper Museum's interactive "before and after" slider allows you to compare the Lower Manhattan skyline over time, making it possible to view significant periods of growth over the past century.
Visit our website to use the interactive slider nycurbanism.com/skyline (link in bio)
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Park Row from Chatham Square, 1932 #historicphotography #urbanism #nychistory #manhattanhistory ...
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Park Row from Chatham Square, 1932 #historicphotography #urbanism #nychistory #manhattanhistory #municipalbuilding #parkrowbuilding #parkrow #chathamsquare #ny1pic #nycurbanism #subway #transit #peaktransit #thurgoodmarshallcourthouse #cassgilbert #beauxarts Park Row from Chatham Square, 1932

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 #MapMondays!Lower Manhattan Expressway, feasibility study by #burtalist architect Paul Rudolph. ...
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#MapMondays!Lower Manhattan Expressway, feasibility study by #burtalist architect Paul Rudolph. #LoMex would have connected the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges to the Holland Tunnel with a ten lane highway, demolishing much of the #SOHO and #NOLITA and #Tribeca we know today. ... #MapMondays!Lower Manhattan Expressway, feasibility study by #burtalist architect Paul Rudolph.
#LoMex would have connected the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges to the Holland Tunnel with a ten lane highway, demolishing much of the #SOHO and #NOLITA and #Tribeca we know today. The Paul Rudolph study of the highway in 1967 would have been covered with brutalist housing blocks, a monorail, and a transit center.
The 1967 study was the final push for the expressway before it was finally canceled in 1971. The New Yorker explains Rudolph's intentions and vision, "In 1967, presuming that the expressway was a done deal, Rudolph didn’t oppose it in the manner of Jane Jacobs, whose argument that it would have brought far more urban destruction than urban renewal ultimately carried the day. Instead, he took on the challenge of figuring out how to mitigate the highway’s impact on the city, and turn this incursion into something positive.
Rudolph’s idea, in effect, was to double down on the intervention, to build so much around and atop and beside it that the expressway would seem almost irrelevant. Rudolph envisioned what was, in effect, a megastructure extending all the way across Manhattan—a whole series of buildings that stretched, nearly unbroken, from river to river. Some of them straddled the expressway, others were towers arranged in clusters, and still others were in the form of slabs that Rudolph placed along the approaches to both bridges, turning them into walled corridors. He designed many of the buildings as gigantic frames to hold prefabricated apartment units that were to have been slipped into the structures. There were “people movers,” gliding along tracks connecting the buildings, and several floors of open automobile storage at the base of many of the apartment towers.

It was ridiculous in some ways, a futuristic city of the absurd. It ignored the streets, the lifeblood of New York’s urbanism, in favor what seems today like a brave new world of anti-urbanism. Rudolph himself saw this not as anti-urban, and contrasted his approach with that of Le #Corbusier, who wanted to level the existing city and erect vast towers in open space.”
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WATCH the promo video for this futuristic proposal the tip of Manhattan Pier 2, a futuristic concept ...
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WATCH the promo video for this futuristic proposal the tip of Manhattan Pier 2, a futuristic concept for high-rise development off Manhattan's Battery with soaring towers, modular mico units, landing pads for drones, flying cars, and plenty of greenery. The firm, Humphreys and Partners ... WATCH the promo video for this futuristic proposal the tip of Manhattan
Pier 2, a futuristic concept for high-rise development off Manhattan's Battery with soaring towers, modular mico units, landing pads for drones, flying cars, and plenty of greenery. The firm, Humphreys and Partners Architects from Orlando released the proposal to address the challenges of #sustainability and affordable housing in cities while preparing for new technologies including the #hyperloop, Self-driving vehicles, flying cars, and artificial intelligent #drones.
What do you think of the Pier 2 concept?
#autonomouscars @humphreys_arch #sunstainablearchitecture #manhattan #futurenyc #conceptarchitecture #futurism #skyscraper #urbanism #thebatterynyc #nycurbanism
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Construction of Rockefeller Center, 1932. Constructed during the Great Depression, it was the ...
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Construction of Rockefeller Center, 1932. Constructed during the Great Depression, it was the largest private building project ever. Rockefeller Center is spread over 22 acres and was completed in 1939 after almost a decade of construction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tap the photo to view in high resolution ... Construction of Rockefeller Center, 1932. Constructed during the Great Depression, it was the largest private building project ever. Rockefeller Center is spread over 22 acres and was completed in 1939 after almost a decade of construction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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FIFTH AVE & 42nd STREET, 1880 Rare photograph from 1880 looking south down Fifth Avenue from 42nd ...
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FIFTH AVE & 42nd STREET, 1880 Rare photograph from 1880 looking south down Fifth Avenue from 42nd Street with the Croton Reservoir on the right. Thirty years later the reservoir would become the main branch of the New York Public Library. Tap the photo to order a fine art print of the photo #bryantpark ... FIFTH AVE & 42nd STREET, 1880

Rare photograph from 1880 looking south down Fifth Avenue from 42nd Street with the Croton Reservoir on the right. Thirty years later the reservoir would become the main branch of the New York Public Library. 👆Tap the photo to order a fine art print of the photo

#bryantpark #fifthave #midtown #nychistory #nypl #manhattan #nycityworld #42ndstreet #midtownnyc #historicphotography #fineartprint #archivalprint #urbanism #nycurbanism
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Perfect photo for a CAPTION CONTEST! <span class="emoji emoji1f695"></span> Taken this week in a yellow cab by our friend @beachnyc2016 ...
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Perfect photo for a CAPTION CONTEST! Taken this week in a yellow cab by our friend @beachnyc2016 (yes, this contraption is attempting to push the AC to the back seat.) Comment below! Perfect photo for a CAPTION CONTEST! 🚕
Taken this week in a yellow cab by our friend @beachnyc2016 (yes, this contraption is attempting to push the AC to the back seat.) Comment below!
Q TRAIN #SecondAvenueSubway
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Q TRAIN #SecondAvenueSubway Q TRAIN #SecondAvenueSubway
Williamsburg Bridge car crash scene, June 1923. The photo was taken on the south roadway between ...
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Williamsburg Bridge car crash scene, June 1923. The photo was taken on the south roadway between Bedford and Driggs, the #Williamsburg Savings Bank is visible on the right behind the truck. The accident happened when a car crashed into a horse-drawn cart and tore through a 25-foot section ... Williamsburg Bridge car crash scene, June 1923. The photo was taken on the south roadway between Bedford and Driggs, the #Williamsburg Savings Bank is visible on the right behind the truck.

The accident happened when a car crashed into a horse-drawn cart and tore through a 25-foot section of the stone railing, throwing the #horse and wagon, and its two passengers, off the bridge. #Swipe to read the NY Times article from the following day.
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 #MapMondays! For #MapMonday this week we are looking at the map one of NYC's newest and exciting ...
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#MapMondays! For #MapMonday this week we are looking at the map one of NYC's newest and exciting modes of public transit – NYC Ferry! Ferries were one of the first modes of transportation for New Yorkers long before bridges spanned the city's rivers and now ferries are back and better than ... #MapMondays! For #MapMonday this week we are looking at the map one of NYC's newest and exciting modes of public transit – NYC Ferry!
Ferries were one of the first modes of transportation for New Yorkers long before bridges spanned the city's rivers and now ferries are back and better than ever. The ferry system is a fast, affordable and enjoyable alternative to subways and buses. The @nyc_ferry routes have expanded over the past years, with the addition of Bronx and Upper East Side last week! Ferries also have a bar, and an outdoor seating area to take in the view of the city as you sail under the Brooklyn Bridge or out to Rockaway Beach – it doesn't get much better than that!
Tired of hot platforms, subways delays and traffic? Try the NYC Ferry this season!
Do you take the #NYC #Ferry? Share your experience below!

#transitmap #nycferry #transitmaps #soundview #bronx #rockaway #rockawaybeach #uppereastside #transitorienteddevelopment #numtot #urbanism #fultonferry #eastriver #hudsonriver #transit #nycsubway #publictransit #nycurbanism
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The #FDNY John J. Harvey fireboat (1931) is one of the most powerful fireboats ever built. She is ...
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The #FDNY John J. Harvey fireboat (1931) is one of the most powerful fireboats ever built. She is famed for assisting with evacuations on 9/11, although out of service after retiring in 1994, and pumped water for 80 hours until water mains in lower Manhattan were restored to service. You can ... The #FDNY John J. Harvey fireboat (1931) is one of the most powerful fireboats ever built. She is famed for assisting with evacuations on 9/11, although out of service after retiring in 1994, and pumped water for 80 hours until water mains in lower Manhattan were restored to service. You can visit and her off Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park or in Hudson River Park from September 15 to October 7.

#fireboat #johnjharvey #brooklynbridgepark #maritimehistory #fdnyhistory #hudsonriverpark #hudsonriver # #johnjharveyfireboat #lowermanhattan #nycharbor #nychistory #urbanism #nycurbanism #history
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The Vanishing El - New York City's Last "El" Trains This vintage film from the early 1950s looks at the final days of the Third Avenue El, which was demolished in 1955. Watch the full 10-minute documentary on our #IGTV channel or Facebook page! Do you remember when Manhattan still had ... The Vanishing El - New York City's Last "El" Trains 🚇

This vintage film from the early 1950s looks at the final days of the Third Avenue El, which was demolished in 1955.
Watch the full 10-minute documentary on our #IGTV channel or Facebook page!

Do you remember when Manhattan still had elevated train lines? Share your experiences below.
#subway #nyct #newyorkcitytransit #mta #trainlovers #nychistory #midtown #thirdave #urbanism #transitorienteddevelopment #nycurbanism #vintagefilms
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DID YOU KNOW Herald Square and Times Square are named after the Herald and Times newspapers that ...
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DID YOU KNOW Herald Square and Times Square are named after the Herald and Times newspapers that located their headquarters there at the turn of the century. The New York Herald newspaper was the first to move in the 1890s, previously the newspapers such as the World, Times, Tribune and Herald ... DID YOU KNOW
Herald Square and Times Square are named after the Herald and Times newspapers that located their headquarters there at the turn of the century. The New York Herald newspaper was the first to move in the 1890s, previously the newspapers such as the World, Times, Tribune and Herald occupied a block of today's Park Row across from City Hall known as Newspaper Row. When the Herald moved to 34th Street, they chose architect Stanford White to design their new headquarters at the intersection of Broadway and Sixth Avenue. The New York Times followed, moving north to the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue to an area known as Longacre Square. When the New York Times Tower opened in 1904 the city renamed the area Times Square.
Photos: Herald Square, 1903: Times Square, 1904. Tap screen to purchase print or view high resolution.
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With temperatures around the city approaching the mid nineties this week, New Yorkers are well ...
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With temperatures around the city approaching the mid nineties this week, New Yorkers are well aware that subway platforms are some of the hottest places in the city. The Regional Plan Association's (@regional_plan ) measured temps of the systems busiest subway stations last week and ... With temperatures around the city approaching the mid nineties this week, New Yorkers are well aware that subway platforms are some of the hottest places in the city. The Regional Plan Association's (@regional_plan ) measured temps of the systems busiest subway stations last week and have recommendations to help cool them off in the future.
The winner?🔥Union Square topped out at 104 degrees last Thursday when there was a high of 86 outside! 🌞
Some of RPA’s proposals to cool down the stations are: Design subways that generate less heat and are more energy efficient, open stations to light and air, redesign car ACs so they don’t just pump hot air into the stations, regenerative braking (pump the brakes) to reduce heat generated by braking trains.
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 #MapMondays! THE CITY OF BROOKLYN, 1879 <span class="emoji emoji1f306"></span> Incredibly detailed "Birds-Eye-View" map of Brooklyn, ...
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#MapMondays! THE CITY OF BROOKLYN, 1879 Incredibly detailed "Birds-Eye-View" map of Brooklyn, showing the independent city's churches, working waterfront, parks, municipal buildings, banks, landmarks, major roads, Navy Yard and the (at the time under construction) Brooklyn ... #MapMondays! THE CITY OF BROOKLYN, 1879 🌆

Incredibly detailed "Birds-Eye-View" map of Brooklyn, showing the independent city's churches, working waterfront, parks, municipal buildings, banks, landmarks, major roads, Navy Yard and the (at the time under construction) Brooklyn Bridge. which would open four years later.

Tap the photo to order an archival print of the map. Use code MAP20 for 20% off all maps.

#mapmonday #cartography #brooklyn #dumbo #brooklynheights #cobblehill #fortgreen #parkslope #gowanus #prospectheights #bedstuy #crownheights #williamsburg #bushwick #greenpoint #ridgewoodbrooklyn #forhamilton #urbanism #nycurbanism #brooklynhistory
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<span class="emoji emoji27a1"></span>️ #SWIPE to view the photo series<span class="emoji emoji27a1"></span>️ Shoe shining in Washington Square Park and other scenes, December ...
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️ #SWIPE to view the photo series️ Shoe shining in Washington Square Park and other scenes, December 1941. Photographer Edwin Rosskam, Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. Prints available upon request, DM us for more info. #washingtonsquarepark ... ➡️ #SWIPE to view the photo series➡️
Shoe shining in Washington Square Park and other scenes, December 1941. Photographer Edwin Rosskam, Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection. 📷 Prints available upon request, DM us for more info.
#washingtonsquarepark #shoeshining #FSA #farmsecurityadministration #wpa #depressionphotography #nyc1941 #nychistory #nycphotographer #urbanism #urbanhistory #nycurbanism
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The High Bridge over the Harlem River, circa 1900. Built in 1848, the High Bridge spanned the #HarlemRiver ...
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The High Bridge over the Harlem River, circa 1900. Built in 1848, the High Bridge spanned the #HarlemRiver connecting the #Bronx to #Manhattan to transport clean water via the new Croton Aqueduct. The High Bridge was modeled after the great #aqueducts of the Roman Empire and remained in ... The High Bridge over the Harlem River, circa 1900.
Built in 1848, the High Bridge spanned the #HarlemRiver connecting the #Bronx to #Manhattan to transport clean water via the new Croton Aqueduct. The High Bridge was modeled after the great #aqueducts of the Roman Empire and remained in use for the #Croton water system until 1955. The deck remained in use as a pedestrian bridge until the 1970's when it was closed due to vandalism. The city began restoring the bridge in 2012 and it officially reopened in 2015.
Tap the photo to view in high res ($colorized or original black & white) on our website or order a print.

#highbridge #thebronx #crotonresevoir #crotonaqueduct #urbanism #nychistory #newurbanism #cityplanning #inwood #majordeegan #colorization #historicphotography #uppermanhattan #washingtonheghts #shermancreek #nycurbanism
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Along with 2 and 5 WTC, Construction of the Calatrava-design Church at the World Trade Center has ...
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Along with 2 and 5 WTC, Construction of the Calatrava-design Church at the World Trade Center has been halted since December, making a total of three sites in the development that are on hold seventeen years after 9/11. Construction of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church began after ... Along with 2 and 5 WTC, Construction of the Calatrava-design Church at the World Trade Center has been halted since December, making a total of three sites in the development that are on hold seventeen years after 9/11.
Construction of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church began after its base, the World Trade Vehicle Security Center was completed in early 2016. The church will replace the original Greek Orthodox Church that was completely destroyed by falling debris when the south tower collapsed on 9/11. The new church is designed by Santiago #Calatrava, who designed the #Oculus transportation hub of the World Trade Center and will similarly be encased in white #Pentelic marble, the same marble used in the #Parthenon, topped with a cross on top of the domed structure. In December 2017, construction stopped after the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America failed to pay @Skanska, the project’s contractor, on top of an alleged misappropriation of funds intended to complete the church. As of April 2018, all work on the project halted with no completion date in sight.

Visit our website for a full update on the World Trade Center site including the status of the other unbuilt buildings 2 and 5 World Trade.
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The vote to rezone one of Manhattan's last affordable neighborhoods goes in front of the City Council ...
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The vote to rezone one of Manhattan's last affordable neighborhoods goes in front of the City Council today. According to the latest rezoning proposal for Inwood at the northern tip of Manhattan, 2,500 affordable homes will be protected and there will be 1,600 new affordable homes, more ... The vote to rezone one of Manhattan's last affordable neighborhoods goes in front of the City Council today. According to the latest rezoning proposal for Inwood at the northern tip of Manhattan, 2,500 affordable homes will be protected and there will be 1,600 new affordable homes, more than 900 of which will be built on public land. Over $500 million will be invested in education, transit, parks, the waterfront and infrastructure. Two Department of Transportation sites will be given away to fully affordable developments. New developments along the Harlem River would be required to provide public waterfront access, the city will provide a local high school with $50 million in funding and a new pilot program providing small businesses with rent-controlled leases for ten years would be introduced.
Opposition to the rezoning has been fierce, as residents and activists fear the rezoning will spur gentrification and lead to the displacement of thousands of residents and small businesses. Despite City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez's promise that the rezoning will be great for the neighborhood, many members of the community are not convinced and have been protesting the rezoning. City Council member Francisco Moya of Queens issued a letter last week stating the administration "is trying to divide the working-class" pitting organized labor against low- and middle-class New Yorkers "while propping up a system that enriches developers." Nine protestors were arrested yesterday for blocking traffic with another arrested outside CM Rodriguez’s office.

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<span class="emoji emoji1f4f2"></span>SWIPE TO VIEW OTHER HALF Park Ave, 1932. Tap to view full resolution or purchase a print. View ...
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SWIPE TO VIEW OTHER HALF Park Ave, 1932. Tap to view full resolution or purchase a print. View down Park Avenue from 51st Street showing the new Art Deco skyscrapers including the General Electric Building (Cross & Cross, 570 Lexington Ave), The Waldorf Astoria (Schultze & Weaver), ... 📲SWIPE TO VIEW OTHER HALF

Park Ave, 1932. Tap to view full resolution or purchase a print.
View down Park Avenue from 51st Street showing the new Art Deco skyscrapers including the General Electric Building (Cross & Cross, 570 Lexington Ave), The Waldorf Astoria (Schultze & Weaver), The Chrysler Building (William Van Alen) and the Helmsley Building (originally the New York Central Building, ‎Warren and Wetmore). The buildings aligning Park Ave, including the Waldorf, were developed by building atop the existing railroad tracks leading to the Terminal, which were electrified, buried under Park Avenue and covered when the Terminal was built. Grand Central's builders pioneered the concept of air rights. Engineer William Wilgus called it "taking wealth from the air." The air rights above the Park Ave tunnel helped pay for the entire #GrandCentral complex.
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 #MapMondays! PROHIBITION NYC PUZZLE-MAP. “A Map of Manhattan Depicting Some Bright Spots in ...
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#MapMondays! PROHIBITION NYC PUZZLE-MAP. “A Map of Manhattan Depicting Some Bright Spots in that Dark Era before the Saloon left the Corner and Moved into the Home" 1932 puzzle depicting a map of landmark bars and taverns around Manhattan. This prohibition-era puzzle, created a year ... #MapMondays! PROHIBITION NYC PUZZLE-MAP.
“A Map of Manhattan Depicting Some Bright Spots in that Dark Era before the Saloon left the Corner and Moved into the Home"

1932 puzzle depicting a map of landmark bars and taverns around Manhattan. This prohibition-era puzzle, created a year before the 21st Amendment was ratified, looks back at the famous saloons around the city before the passage of the #prohibition law in 1920, strictly forbidding the sale or production of alcoholic beverages. Storefronts and scenes illustrated in thepictorial map style encompasses establishments catering to all strata of society, from wealthy top-hatted gents to working class people. Among the bars depicted are Fraunces Tavern, Delmonico’s, Harry Hill’s and its Lady Bartenders, Keen’s English Chop House,andThe Golden Bar at the Waldorf-Astoria

The border of the map lists drinks recipes. ➡️➡️➡️Swipe to view the entire mapl #MapMonday
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The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, ​ 1900. The triumphal arch is dedicated ...
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The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, ​ 1900. The triumphal arch is dedicated "To the Defenders of the Union, 1861–1865​"​ ​and was built by Central and Prospect Park landscape architects Olmsted and Vaux in collaboration with architect Stanford White. President ... The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, ​ 1900. The triumphal arch is dedicated "To the Defenders of the Union, 1861–1865​"​ ​and was built by Central and Prospect Park landscape architects Olmsted and Vaux in collaboration with architect Stanford White. President Grover Cleveland led the arches unveiling in 1892. The spandrels on the north face of the arch feature the seal of the city of Brooklyn and the seal of New York state.
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<span class="emoji emoji1f687"></span> #1 Train, summer of 1981 Captured by photographer Jamie Kalikow <span class="emoji emoji1f4f7"></span> @jamiekalikowphotography
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#1 Train, summer of 1981 Captured by photographer Jamie Kalikow @jamiekalikowphotography 🚇 #1 Train, summer of 1981 Captured by photographer Jamie Kalikow 📷 @jamiekalikowphotography
Did you know more than a third of all clothing made in the United States in the early fifties was made in Midtown Manhattan? 1952 promotional film on the Garment District (Living in a Metropolis: New York City. U.S Information Agency, 1952) Did you know more than a third of all clothing made in the United States in the early fifties was made in Midtown Manhattan?
1952 promotional film on the Garment District (Living in a Metropolis: New York City. U.S Information Agency, 1952)
A VICTORY FOR NYC PRESERVATIONISTS TODAY! The first Postmodern Skyscraper, the AT&T Building ...
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A VICTORY FOR NYC PRESERVATIONISTS TODAY! The first Postmodern Skyscraper, the AT&T Building by Phillip Johnson has been designated a city landmark! Built in 1984, it’s the youngest building to receive landmark status in New York. But as we reported this past January, the LPC had ... A VICTORY FOR NYC PRESERVATIONISTS TODAY!

The first Postmodern Skyscraper, the AT&T Building by Phillip Johnson has been designated a city landmark!
Built in 1984, it’s the youngest building to receive landmark status in New York.

But as we reported this past January, the LPC had determined the interior was not eligible for designation and approved the demolition of the lobby:
“Demolition has commenced on the lobby... Building owners announced this fall that the lobby would undergo a remodel by architecture firm Snøhetta, drastically altering the building's character and Johnson's original design, replacing stone with glass. Preservationists reacted to the news, urging the Landmarks Preservation Committee to designate the building.” Do you agree with the LPC’s decision to landmark the tower? Should the lobby have been designated too?
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A rare photo documenting the construction of Penn Station, 1909 Construction of Penn Station ...
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A rare photo documenting the construction of Penn Station, 1909 Construction of Penn Station started on February 25, 1903 with the demolition of the first building on the site. Over the next couple of years, around 500 buildings covering 28 acres were demolished to make way for the new station ... A rare photo documenting the construction of Penn Station, 1909
Construction of Penn Station started on February 25, 1903 with the demolition of the first building on the site. Over the next couple of years, around 500 buildings covering 28 acres were demolished to make way for the new station and its tunnels. That summer construction began on the #HudsonRiver tunnels, followed by the East River tunnels a year later.

By the summer of 1904 demolition of the site had completed and workers began excavation 75 feet down into Manhattan #bedrock. After two years of tunneling under the Hudson, workers finally connected both ends, with the alignment only off by 1/16 inch!
The cornerstone for the new Pennsylvania station was laid the president of the Pennsylvania Railroad at 7th Ave and 33rd Street on January 1, 1907, with a copper box containing the project's history and plans buried inside the cornerstone. Penn RR had chosen the firm McKim, Mead, & White to design the new station, which featured a waiting room inspired by the Roman Baths of #Caracalla with a 148-foot high coffered ceiling, large glass and iron vaulted ceilings allowing the sun to illuminate the platforms, and a grand colonnaded #facade.
The station officially opened to the public on November 27, 1910, with over 100,000 visitors.
The finished structure includes 27,000 tons of steel, 500,000 cubic feet of granite, 83,000 square feet of #skylights, and 17 million bricks. The New York Times proclaimed it "the largest building in the world ever built at one time.” ➡️Swipe to view the entire photo. Tap the image to view a high res or order an archival print.
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 #MapMondays Colorful bird’s-eye view of the Bronx from 1921 with major streets, neighborhoods, ...
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#MapMondays Colorful bird’s-eye view of the Bronx from 1921 with major streets, neighborhoods, landmarks and transit lines labeled. The map also illustrates how much of the Bronx was not developed in 1921. The map was printed by the local newspaper, The Bronx Home News. Tap the image ... #MapMondays Colorful bird’s-eye view of the Bronx from 1921 with major streets, neighborhoods, landmarks and transit lines labeled. The map also illustrates how much of the Bronx was not developed in 1921. The map was printed by the local newspaper, The Bronx Home News.

Tap the image to view the map in high resolution or to order an archival print. ➡️SWIPE to view the entire map

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1972 Second Ave subway customer brochure. Despite the groundbreaking of 1972 the new line was never ...
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1972 Second Ave subway customer brochure. Despite the groundbreaking of 1972 the new line was never constructed. The line is different than what is currently planned with phase 2 continuing into the Bronx and phase 4 ending at Whitehall. This month it was reported, the next phase of the ... 1972 Second Ave subway customer brochure. Despite the groundbreaking of 1972 the new line was never constructed. The line is different than what is currently planned with phase 2 continuing into the Bronx and phase 4 ending at Whitehall.
This month it was reported, the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway, which would extend from 96th to 125th street, won’t be done until 2029!
The line was originally proposed in 1919 and would stretch all the way to Hanover Square in #FiDi if ever completed.
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Woman taking in the view from the top of 70 Pine. Date unknown. Tap the photo to view a higher resolution ...
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Woman taking in the view from the top of 70 Pine. Date unknown. Tap the photo to view a higher resolution version or purchase an archival print. #70pine #fidi #skyscraper #artdecoarchitecture @70pine #artdecoskyscraper #architecture #archilovers #downtownnyc #thatview #nychistory ... Woman taking in the view from the top of 70 Pine. Date unknown.
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One of the statues atop the cornice of the Custom House in Bowling Green is not original! The statues ...
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One of the statues atop the cornice of the Custom House in Bowling Green is not original! The statues represent the seafaring countries including Portugal, Greece, Rome, Spain and Holland. Germany was also depicted, but during World War I, the Customs Department ordered architect Cass ... One of the statues atop the cornice of the Custom House in Bowling Green is not original!

The statues represent the seafaring countries including Portugal, Greece, Rome, Spain and Holland. Germany was also depicted, but during World War I, the Customs Department ordered architect Cass Gilbert to remove the statue from the building. Gilbert went the statues designer, Albert Jaegers' a German immigrant who had came to the U.S. when he was eight and became a citizen, asking if he could change it to another country. Jaegers said he could not change the statue and keep the level of quality, and suggested storing it. Instead, Gilbert went to another prominent sculptor, Atilio Piccirilli, who accepted, drastically altering the statue to represent Belgium.
Originally the German statue had a female figure with the imperial eagle of Germany, a chainmail coat, and shield inscribed "W II" for Kaiser Wilhelm II. Piccirilli stripped the chainmail, replaced the eagle with a Lion Rampant (Belgium Coat of Arms) gave the statue larger breasts, changed the helmet to match that of a Belgian soldier, and changed the inscription on the shield to BELGIUM. (see second and third photos)

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😎 Grand Central Terminal, 1930 — one of our all time favorite NYC photographs, now on #SALE in our ...
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😎 Grand Central Terminal, 1930 — one of our all time favorite NYC photographs, now on #SALE in our store. Tap the photo to purchase an archival print. #grandcentral #nychistory #midtown #nyprimeshot #nycphotographer #manhattanhendge #historicphotos #archivalprints #urbanism #nycurbanism 😎 Grand Central Terminal, 1930 — one of our all time favorite NYC photographs, now on #SALE in our store. Tap the photo to purchase an archival print.
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Today, the Times Tower at One Times Square is drastically transformed from when it was first constructed ...
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Today, the Times Tower at One Times Square is drastically transformed from when it was first constructed in 1904. Originally known as Longacre Square, the intersection of 7th Avenue and #Broadway at #42ndStreet was renamed Times Square after The New York Times relocated their headquarters ... Today, the Times Tower at One Times Square is drastically transformed from when it was first constructed in 1904. Originally known as Longacre Square, the intersection of 7th Avenue and #Broadway at #42ndStreet was renamed Times Square after The New York Times relocated their headquarters there in 1904. In 1904, the New York Times moved from Lower Manhattan to an area of #theaters and hotels, then known as Longacre Square, selecting a small triangular lot at the crossing of Broadway and Seventh Avenue at 42nd Street. Crowds have congregated in #TimesSquare for news and collective celebrations since 1904, when a fireworks display inaugurated the Times Tower. The tradition of the lighted ball drop on New Year's eve cheered in Times Square and now watched on TV by millions began in 1907.
In 1963 the building was sold to the Allied Chemical Corporation, who stripped the terra cotta facade off One Times Square and replaced with a modern marble and glass exterior (second image). Today the ad space on the historic skyscraper is more expensive per square foot than the office space inside, and the building is completely covered in billboards. The only remaining tenant is the Walgreens on the ground floor. ☝️Tap on the first image to see the full photo it in high res or purchase a print.
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With the opening of 3 World Trade Center last month, attention is again focused on the unbuilt towers; ...
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With the opening of 3 World Trade Center last month, attention is again focused on the unbuilt towers; 2 and 5 WTC. But unlike 2, 5 WTC has no designated use, design or timetable. Why has 5 World Trade Center still not been built? Read our update on the World Trade Center site (link in bio) for more ... With the opening of 3 World Trade Center last month, attention is again focused on the unbuilt towers; 2 and 5 WTC. But unlike 2, 5 WTC has no designated use, design or timetable. Why has 5 World Trade Center still not been built? Read our update on the World Trade Center site (link in bio) for more info on both 5 and 2 WTC.

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 #MapMondays! Map of Wall Street in 1822 listing building owners and uses. Closer to Broad and William ...
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#MapMondays! Map of Wall Street in 1822 listing building owners and uses. Closer to Broad and William Streets, #Banks can be seen slowly moving in, but surprisingly many small businesses operate alongside the residents. Closer to the #EastRiver merchants traded and imported goods such ... #MapMondays! Map of Wall Street in 1822 listing building owners and uses. Closer to Broad and William Streets, #Banks can be seen slowly moving in, but surprisingly many small businesses operate alongside the residents. Closer to the #EastRiver merchants traded and imported goods such as sugar, rum, molasses, salt, ginger, cocoa, and coffee from the West Indies; the region's farms exported flour, butter, and barrels of pickled meat. Goods arriving in New York were often registered at coffee houses, including Wall Street's Tontine Coffee House, pictured on the map above.

The first bank established in New York City was the Bank of New York, Founded by #AlexanderHamilton on the corner of Wall & William in 1784. The New York Stock Exchange's routes can be traced back to 1792, with the signing of the #ButtonwoodAgreement outside of the #TontineCoffeeHouse at 68 Wall Street. Trading of commodities such as wheat and tobacco or non-governmental securities such as #BankofNewYork shares had been traded among auctioneers and brokers in informal places like the Coffee House.
In 1817 the organization named itself the New York Stock & Exchange Board and rented space at 40 Wall Street. In 1835 the Stock Exchange was destroyed in the Great Fire of New York (see our previous post on the fire) and relocated into a temporary space until its new headquarters (seen above) was built in 1863 at 10-12 Broad Street.

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Historic #colorized photograph of the #Bowery and Second Avenue El, Circa 1900. Tap the image or ...
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Historic #colorized photograph of the #Bowery and Second Avenue El, Circa 1900. Tap the image or order an archival print or see the high res photo. Historic #colorized photograph of the #Bowery and Second Avenue El, Circa 1900. Tap the image or order an archival print or see the high res photo.
Photo from yesterday’s steam pipe explosion on 5th Avenue and 21st Street in #Flatiron. The NYC ...
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Photo from yesterday’s steam pipe explosion on 5th Avenue and 21st Street in #Flatiron. The NYC steam system is by far the largest in the world and almost 2,000 buildings in NYC utilize steam, most often for heating or cooling. Today there is an asbestos investigation in over 40 buildings ... Photo from yesterday’s steam pipe explosion on 5th Avenue and 21st Street in #Flatiron. The NYC steam system is by far the largest in the world and almost 2,000 buildings in NYC utilize steam, most often for heating or cooling.
Today there is an asbestos investigation in over 40 buildings around the Flatiron District, hundreds have been displaced.
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Sherry Netherland and Plaza buildings as seen from Central Park Lake, 1933. Tap on the image to view ...
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Sherry Netherland and Plaza buildings as seen from Central Park Lake, 1933. Tap on the image to view a higher resolution photo or order a print. #centralpark #blackandwhite #historicphotography #sherrynetherland #theplaza #plazahotel #59thstreet #midtown #primeshotnyc #architecture ... Sherry Netherland and Plaza buildings as seen from Central Park Lake, 1933. Tap on the image to view a higher resolution photo or order a print.

#centralpark #blackandwhite #historicphotography #sherrynetherland #theplaza #plazahotel #59thstreet #midtown #primeshotnyc #architecture #ncprimeshot #newyork_ig #archilovers #urbanism #nycurbanism
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