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Bowery Banking: 1947

Bowery Banking: 1947

New York circa 1947. "Manhattan Savings Bank and Third Avenue elevated tracks." The bank, completed in 1924, stands at the corner of Bowery and Canal on the Lower East Side. 4x5 acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

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Sublime ...

That film was eleven minutes of sheer joy. If anyone can watch that film and not fall in love with New York, they cannot have a heart.

That little girl would be the same age as me now ...

I have visited New York a couple of times, but if I could step into a time machine and see her as she was when that film was made, I would head across the pond in a heartbeat ... and never want to come back. And I am not at all a 'city person'. Much has been lost in the interim. I don't believe we are any better off.

From street level today

Let's go for a ride

... on the Third Avenue El.

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