Monday, October 24, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: West 116th & 7th Ave circa 1959

A photo taken circa 1959 shows the intersection of West 116th at 7th Avenue and is one of the more rare mid century architectural photos on file at the local archives.  Anyone familiar with this corner of the avenue known as Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in recent decades will recognize the famous building in the background which is Graham Court.  The notable residential building founded by the Astors in 1898 still stands today and is currently a rental building: LINK

7th Avenue between 116th and 117th Street, looking east.  ca 1959 via the digital library at the Museum of the City of New York


  1. OMG those certainly were the days!

  2. Why does it look like the trees never grew :)