Who can guess the vantage point of this view taken circa 1931? The storefronts in the photo used to be still intact up until about a couple of years ago and this is actually one of the only areas of Harlem with some cobblestone still exposed on certain streets. An updated photo will be posted later on.
ANSWER: The old photo is actually from the west side of Broadway and 125th Street looking east. Those smaller commercial buildings used to be part of the old Floridita before Columbia University bought out the land and had been demolished a few years back. Archival image courtesy NYPL