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On Broadway: 1950

On Broadway: 1950

New York circa 1950. "Far right -- No. 319 Bdwy." Gelatin silver print by Angelo A. Rizzuto -- Box 325, General P.O., New York City. View full size.


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You said it Doug Floor!

Brother that building that replaced 217 is a far cry from what was there! I wonder if 217 burned down? Whatever happened they didn't get much.

No Amber Light

When I first visited New York City in 1972 there were still quite a few streets with the red/green traffic signals. At first I wondered how these functioned without an amber phase. About five seconds before the light turned green on the cross street, a red signal was added to the green one, and both displayed simultaneously. After five seconds the green light shut off, and the signal turned green for the cross street. Here is a "video showing how it looked.

The city that does not sleep

Beautiful photograph. It's nice to be out before most everyone else wakes up.

In this photograph, 317 and 319 Broadway appear to be mirror image buildings on corners flanking Thomas Street. But Google street view today shows 319 is still a good looking building while 317, more visible in the 1950 photograph, did not fare so well.

Great Bunndini -- I linked this photograph to a blog, that posts daily on still standing and lost buildings in Manhattan. He quickly responded by posting on the Thomas Twins.


According to the all-knowing web, Gorsarts, which was a very well known place for Wall Street men to get their 3 piece suits, was located at 9 Murray Street until it closed in 2001. The location in this photo is the corner of Thomas and Broadway, several blocks north of Murray Street. Gorsarts either had a satellite store, or, like the ubiquitous Ray's Pizza, somebody borrowed its name.

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