Tuesday, May 7, 2013

NYC - 100 years ago

42nd Street in New York City, 100 years ago
Having lived in New York for 22 years, I can honestly say that I miss walking through the Avenues and side-streets, visiting the stores, the churches, the various landmarks, enjoying the hustle and bustle of a big city. I actually never drove in New York City, although once I came close by in an uptown area, and as you can imagine, the traffic is absolutely crazy, especially with hundreds of yellow cabs zipping and zapping all day long. Well, these photos take us back to 1913, when the first cars appeared, clogging the streets even then, driving at 20 miles and hour, which was considered fast in those days. Horse driven carriages were also very common in those days, although you may still see them today in Central Park. 

NYC Public Library 100 years ago

Wall Street in NYC, 1913

Stay tuned because tomorrow we'll go to Atlantic City 100 years ago, but don't expect any bikini clad ladies. (Click on each photo to get a bigger image)

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