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A Mix Of Eras, Revisited

Two years ago, I looked at a picture of the Murray Hill Hotel taken at a time of great change in midtown Manhattan. Here’s another view of the area from a little bit earlier, in 1908. The title of the photo is “Belmont and Murray Hill Hotels, New York, N.Y.” and that is what we’ve …

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Photo-Bombing Circa 1904

This a nice picture of Morningside Park from the Detroit Publishing collection. Given the notable lack of drone technology in 1904, it was probably taken from an apartment house at the south end of the park, on 110th Street. The park has a reputation of being built on a cliff between Morningside Heights (to the …

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Hidden in the Background

I was on Fulton Street last week, looking east, when something caught my eye. Look closer. No, much closer. That’s the Manhattan tower of the Brooklyn Bridge – the pointed arch at the center left – seen from an angle where I’ve never noticed it before. Given the center line of the Brooklyn Bridge is …

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