Photo Of The Day: The 1930s

Photo via New York Public Library
Photo via New York Public Library

Neighbor Kevin L. Ferguson shared this photo from the NYPL collection with us. It’s a photo of East 17th Street, north of Church Avenue, showing the W.P.A. sewer project on September 14, 1936.

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  1. So that is the building where the natural market is now on the right side of the street? Trying to imagine the corner.

  2. I believe this would be the block that is across the street from the 99 cent store since I believe the train station is on 18th street

  3. Yes, that should be right. The left-hand (western) corner would be the photo store, the one next to the stinky-sidewalk fish store. I love being able to picture how it looked decades ago.

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