In this Oct. 2, 1930 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, workers assemble bricks to build the roadway on 28th Street in New York.

In this Oct. 2, 1930 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, workers assemble bricks to build the roadway on 28th Street in New York.

Horse Drawn Carriage or Trolley, North of Broome Street, Soho,1917. Photo from the New York City Municipal Archives.

Horse Drawn Carriage or Trolley, North of Broome Street, Soho,1917. Photo from the New York City Municipal Archives.

Swimming pool balcony before I die I must have one of these!!!

Swimming pool balcony before I die I must have one of these!!!

Jewish Market on the East Side, New York between 1890 and 1901 Detroit Publishing Co. The three story building at the left of this image shows an example of the older wooden tenement houses. As described in an 1873 article in Harpers Weeky this type of wooden structure was "liable at any time to take fire, and from its position, and from the fact that it is unprovided with fire escapes, such a casualty might involve a frightful loss of life. "

Jewish Market on the East Side, New York between 1890 and 1901 Detroit Publishing Co. The three story building at the left of this image shows an example of the older wooden tenement houses. As described in an 1873 article in Harpers Weeky this type of wooden structure was "liable at any time to take fire, and from its position, and from the fact that it is unprovided with fire escapes, such a casualty might involve a frightful loss of life. "

The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.

The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.

19th Century New York Was Covered in an Insane Web of Telephone Wires

19th Century New York Was Covered in an Insane Web of Telephone Wires

The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, in New York, is seen from the Campbell apartment in this 1937 photo. The posh apartment, in one of America’s grandest train stations, was the playground of financier John Campbell in the roaring 1920.

The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, in New York, is seen from the Campbell apartment in this 1937 photo. The posh apartment, in one of America’s grandest train stations, was the playground of financier John Campbell in the roaring 1920.

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