Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The great archival photo blog Shorpy recently had a photo of Morningside Park circa 1904 and one of the more interesting details can be found on Manhattan Avenue. Looking closely at the image, one will find that the avenue by the park actually served as a trolley route in the earlier days. This was a time before buses became standard and it appears that there was still two lanes available for automobiles (or carriages) at the time. Today the scene is basically the same for the majority of the buildings seen in the picture are still intact. Check out the full high resolution photo at Shorpy: LINK