Sunday, January 8, 2017

West 82nd St at Columbus Ave, then and now

This is the eastern end of our block, looking southwest. 


The earlier shot appears to be late 1930s (the 9th Avenue El, tracks visible at left, closed in 1940).

Note that some of the decorative elements have since been stripped from what was then the Endicott Hotel (which by the 1960s became a dilapidated, drug-and-violence-plagued SRO, before rebounding to become a co-op in the '80s).

Also note that there's still a fire call box on the sidewalk in the lower right of both photos, next to the lamppost.

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