Thursday, March 20, 2014


A photo from 1932 shows what the west side of Lenox Avenue between 124th and 125th Street used to look like back in the day.  Most of these buildings were still around up until the 1980s but slowly deteriorated and eventually were demolished.  The corner building to the right was connected to one of 125th Street's oldest buildings that was around just a few years back until a mysterious fire made the entire structure unstable and the lot eventually had to be completely razed.  There is plywood fence around the entire block now and a new retail building will be finishing up on the lot in about a year's times which will herald the arrival of Whole Foods in Harlem.

Archival image courtesy The Museum of the City of New York

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