Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year from GVDP

13 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

I absolutely love old photos of cities in the rain. John Vachon has a few that I want to walk right into. This is lovely.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Fantastic photo -- looks like the 40s.

Rob said...

Vintage! Happy new year!

RuneE said...

Happy New Year in The Good Old Days :-)

s.c said...

What a lovely old shot. And the greyhound already from aluminium.The other cars are also very nice and gives away the date. I should say just after WWII.Happy new year.

Roseann said...

6th Ave and 23rd?

Or 27th-ish and Second?

altadenahiker said...

Meet me at the Greyhound station, then let's do lunch at The Fish Bowl.

-K- said...

A cold wet day in the Northeast. I remember them well.

Are any of those buildings still standing?

Regardless, it's a wonderfully fascinating document.

Kitty said...

oh I love it, Ken!
what year is this from?!

Banjo52 said...

Happy New Year, Ken.

I wish cars still looked like these. But then would I have to wear a wool suit and tie to go to town?

John B said...

That's 34th and 9th, facing southeast. Some of those buildings are still there. The one on the right is still there, and the Hotel Pennsylvania, the large building in the left background, as well as the hotel next to it, are both still there. Sadly, that's Penn Station, right there on 33rd street in the middle of the shot.

John B said...

Excuse me! 34th and 8th, not 9th~!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Amazing picture!