126th Street and Lenox Ave

Looking eastward, from Lenox Avenue along West 126th Street.

And the same view, from 1904, showing a special riveted rectangular water pipe, over the roof of the subway.

And Further West…

The Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street (photographer Berenice Abbott) ~1937

1930’s New York

A fascinating film that shows the West Side Highway and Riverside Drive, still under construction with freight trains next to cars. Also note the George Washington Bridge with only one level.

Our view of pre-WW2 New York is so often a black and white view, that it’s somewhat disorienting to see the 1930s in color.

Life, Returning

As seen on East 129th Street on a spring day.