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In Chinatown at corner of Pell Street and the Bowery, New York, time for celebration of Chinese New Year Mourning for their homeland at war with Japan, No paper dragons & customary din of firecrackers was missing.

New York circa 1900. "Chinatown -- Mott Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

New York-Gilded Age Chinatown - Mott Street inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

47th Street, north side, west from Sixth Ave., 1936. P.L. Sperr via NYPL. This is the city I remember and love.

Street, north side, west from Sixth Ave. Sperr via NYPL.

New York, imagine din 1905.

Look at this shot taken on West Street back in 1905 (ish). It states ‘Enormously wide sidewalks and high storefront windows became a trademark of NYC - many of those building still have the beautifully detailed stonework to this day.

Doyers Street at Bowery, Chinatown, New York, New York, mid 1910s.

Doyers Street at Bowery, Chinatown, New York, New York, mid 1910s.

The Lanier Hotel & Fuerst Bros. Restaurant, 15 Bowery NYC  Colourisation Tuesday, July 5, 1921, by George Grantham Bain  Proprietors Alex and Sigmund Fuerst s New York City, opposite the old Bowery Theatre. The surrounding area in what is now Chinatown attracted residents and transient visitors at the lower end of the economic ladder, staying in lodging houses, or 'Flop House', where for 5 cents, one could literally 'flop over' in quarters about the size of a standard office cubicle.

Two-Bit Hotel: 1921 New York, July “Lanier Hotel – Rooms 25 cents.” From the clues provided in the photo, who can pinpoint the location of this fleabag hostelry?

Freemont Street.  Horseshoe Club and Golden Nugget. Las Vegas, NV  www.cardcow.com

Horseshoe Club and Golden Nugget.

Totally unrecognizable hardscrabble scene. Park St. (today's "Mosco") looking toward Mott from between Baxter and Mulberry. (It's hard to see Mulberry crossing ahead, but the "federal" style house not facing this street is 31 Mulberry. Black Horse Tavern at 30 Mulberry barely visible past it. All of this block is part of the park, now). Only two buildings left today are the stone church on the left, and the larger 21 Mott to the right of it.

Five Points, New York I just went on a promotional tour of this area which is now where all the court houses and government buildings are in Lower New York. Imagine living there!

1901 . image of Delancey and Willet Streets, other details in bottom right of image. Knickerbockervillage.blogspot.com

Willett Street Buildings ready for demolition for the new Williamsburg Bridge

New York circa 1912. "Fifth Avenue near 42nd Street." Among the many establishments making this their address is the curiously named Bureau of Social Requirements. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

New York City circa 1912 vintage photo. “Fifth Avenue near Street.” Among the many establishments making this their address is the curiously named Bureau of Social Requirements. glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

Avenue B & East 14th Street - Alphabet City - Manhattan - New York, NY 1918

Avenue B & East Street - Alphabet City - Manhattan - New York, NY 1918 Images and Photography at Old NYC Photos

Street Scene: Union Square, New York City, 1904. Appears to be Easter weekend.

American Gilded Age era street scene, Policemen and pedestrians, walking past flower vendor display, in NYC.

1954 Men Walking i.  Times Square's Glitz & Grime Photographed: Gothamist, Caption says Times Square but street sign says Reade St.

1954 Men Walking Times Square s Glitz Grime Photographed Gothamist Caption says Times Square but street sign says Reade St

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