Thursday, September 29, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: West 129th and FDB circa 1940

An Archival photo from 1940 shows the elevated train that used to dominate 8th Avenue but also some of the old tenements that no longer exist today at this intersection above 125th Street. This particular block in Central Harlem now has public housing buildings on either side so the commercial corridor seen in the above photo is a missing element along with the noise that the trains would have added to the neighborhood. Photo via NYPL


  1. How much do we love the sign with the big arrow?!

  2. beaucoup...beaucoup !!

    I want to thank Ulysses for putting the link to the archive photos..I found photo's of my place on Edgecombe from those sites. It was so moving !!