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Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York…

The city's Department of Records has digitized more than 870,000 photos that date back to the mid-1800s taken by city engineers, photographers and police detectives.
Keisha Gonzalez
Keisha Gonzalez • 2 years ago

New Yorkers cool off in the Astoria public pool with the Hell Gate railroad bridge looming in the background in the summer of 1940.