Monday, November 16, 2015


A Bespoke reader did a bit of research and sent in a before an after view of Broadway from circa 1920.  The top photo is basically looking north from 142nd Street on the street median during a time when the neighborhood school kids did not think twice about possibly falling on to the train tracks below.  Those subway grates are still there today and all of the buildings in the background are surprisingly intact as can be seen in the lower photo.  The only thing missing is the very decorative lamp post that stood at the end of each island on the avenue in the area where the benches are now positioned in modern times.

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