Sunday, July 31, 2011

More Postcards From New York City #85: Winter In Central Park

Winter In Central Park, NYC, NY (Postcard)
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Winter In Central Park, New York City - Thousands of young and old enjoy skating in Central Park at Wollman Memorial Skating Rink near 59th Street and 5th Avenues.

More Postcards from New York City #77: Broadway - Circa 1895

(Undated) Broadway, NY Postcard (Front)
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An old view of lower Broadway. The caption on the postacard reads: "No. 531 - Broadway, NY. Copyright 1895 by A. Loeffler, NY. Published by J. Koehler, 150 Park Row, NY" I believe the "No. 531" refers to the postcard number, not the street address shown in the photo.

More Postcards From New York City #86: Lower Manhattan Skyline

1960's NYC Skyline Postcard (Pan Am Airlines)
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A 1960's era Pan-Am Airlines promotional postcard. The reverse reads:

Pan-Am makes the going great to the U.S.A. New York - Lower Manhattan Skyline.

More Postcards From New York City #84: Aerial View - Lower New York - Looking North

Aerial View - Lower New York - Looking North (Postcard)
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Manhattan The Magnificent - An air view from South Ferry to Westchester, showing the Hudson and the Palisades. The tallest and costliest buildings may all be seen at once, 35 of them being from 500 to 1248 feet high. In the upper right, the Empire State and Chrysler tower over the Murray Hill and Longacre sections, while the whole lower view is dominated by such giants as the Bank of Manhattan, City Farmers, 60 Wall, Woolworth, the Equitable Life, Equitable Trust, the Irving Trust, the U.S. Courts, the Chase, the Continental, Bankers Trust, Standard Oil, Singer and N.Y. Telephone Building.

More Postcards from New York City #83: Brooklyn Skyline From Downtown New York

Looking Toward Brooklyn Across East River (Postcard)
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Brooklyn Skyline - The Brooklyn Skyline makes an impressive display as seen from downtown New York in the Business District. The East River is seen in the middle distance.

More Postcards From New York City #82: Aquarium & Battery Park

Aquarium & Battery Park - NYC (Postcard)
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The New York Aquarium in Battery Park, one of the largest in the world; 200 species of live tropical and northern fishes and marine mammals and water reptiles. Supplied with warm flowing sea water and cold fresh water in summer; fish hatchery spawning a million young food and game fishes for New York waters yearly. Visited by 2,000,000 people a year. Hours: 9am to 5pm, April to September; 10am to 4pm, October to March. Free every day in the year.

More Postcards from New York City #81: The Times Building

(Undated) Times Building Postcard (Front)
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The Times Building - situated on Broadway and 42nd Street, in the heart of the theatre and hotel district. It is a 25-story structure owned by the "New York Times," the famous morning paper.

More Postcards from New York City #80: Skyline of New York City

(Undated) Skyline of New York Postcard (Front)
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Lower Manhattan's Skyline - This view as seen from Governor's Island shows the Bank of Manhattan, Cities Service and Irving Trust Company buildings. Governor's Island is the military headquarters of the United States Government in the department of the East.

More Postcards from New York City #79: Lower New York Through Brooklyn Bridge Arch

(Undated) Lower New York-Brooklyn Bridge Postcard (Front)
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*There is no caption or description on the reverse of the card.

More Postcards from New York City #78: Empire State Building At Night

(Undated) Empire State Building Postcard (Front)
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Empire State Building at night. Located on Fifth Avenue between 34th and 33rd Streets, is the tallest structure in the world. Indiana limestone and Granite with strips of Chrome-nickel steel were used from the 6th to 86th floor. The mooring mast is illuminated from within and without and carries a beacon at the top.

More Postcards from New York City #76: Hotel Commodore

(Undated) Hotel Commodore, NYC Postcard (Front)
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Back of the card reads:

The unexcelled location of the Commodore affords the New York visitor ready access to anything and everything of interest and importance in this fabulous city. Midtown on 42nd Street at Lexington Avenue. Grand Central Terminal is right next door, with a special entrance from the concourse into the lower lobby. Pennsylvania Station is only a few minutes away. Airlines terminals (both East Side and West Side) are within prompt and easy reach. Airlines Annex, handling ticket sales and information, is diagonally opposite the Commodore. Just a step from all midtown centers.

More information, via Wikipedia:

The Commodore Hotel of New York located on 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue adjacent to Grand Central Terminal was one of the major structures in the Grand Central City complex. The Commodore was named after the founder of The New York Central Railroad System Corneliu Commodore Vanderbilt whose Statue adornes The Grand Central Driveway next door to the hotel even to this day.The Commodore was designed by Warren & Wetmore and leased by The New York State Realty and Terminal Company to The Bowman-Biltmore Hotels Corporation of which John McEntee Bowman was President. The Commodore opened its doors on January 28, 1919 and Bowman-Biltmores own Herbert R. Stone oversaw the decor of its 1800 rooms. The "Most Beauitful Lobby in The World" as it was known was also the singel largest room of the day with modern low ceilings and a waterfall designed by John B. Smeraldi.The Commodore also had the largest grand ballroom and was located off the mezzanine unusual for that era. A group of conventioners once told President Bowman that "New York City was like a circus" , so the next day the showman Mr. Bowman was arranged to place a circus complete with elephants in the grandball room . Another popular spot was the Century Room which boosted its own orchestra. The Commodore shared Grand Central Terminal and a parking garage with its sister hotel The Biltmore which was Bowman-Biltmore Hotel Corporations first hotel investment.Another property one block from both Biltmore and Commodore was The Roosevelt a United Hotel asset which merged with Bowman-Biltmore Corporation on March 4, 1929 which gave them access to all railroad passenger traffic in and out of New York City. The Commodore held its own and in June 1967 The New York Central Railroad which was running the hotel though a division called Realty Hotels upgraded The Commodore with a $3.4 million dollar refurbishment.On May 10, 1972 while John R. Garside was the hotels General Manager the Commodore became the first hotel in New York City to show in room movies though Player Cinema Systems . By the late 1970s the railroad now called The Penn Central Transportation Company and the hotel business began to wane.To no ones surprise on May 11, 1977 the bankrupt railroads asset manager Victor Palmieri told the city the Commodore lost $1.5 million in 1976 and may have to be shuttered. At this point the Trump Organization bought The Commodore and gutted the first few floors down to her steel frame and transformed it into what today is The Grand Hyatt featuring The Commodore Grill.

(Image via While the current-glass look of the hotel is sleek and not so horrible, I much prefer the old look of the hotel as pictured in the postcard at the top.

More information, via Wikipedia:

The Grand Hyatt New York is a hotel located east of the Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was originally built and opened on January 28, 1919 as the Commodore Hotel by The Bowman-Biltmore Hotel Group and was named for "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt. The structure itself was owned by The New York State Realty and Terminal Company a division of The New York Central Railroad who owned Grand Central Terminal next door. In 1980, the Commodore was reconstructed into the present-day Grand Hyatt New York. The hotel has 1,311 rooms, stands 295 ft (90 m) and has 36 floors. The hotel won the 2007 and 2008 Corporate and Incentive Travel magazine "Award of Excellence".

More Postcards from New York City #75: The Aquarium

(Undated) Aquarium, NYC Postcard (Front)
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Aquarium and Battery Park, New York City. The Aquarium, formerly known as Castle Garden Fort, is located at the foot of Battery Park, and is open to the public daily from 9:00am to 5:0pm. Here can be seen in large glass tanks the most valuable and complete collection of fish, seals, turtles and other deep sea inhabitants in existence. At the enttrance of the harbor is the Statue of Liberty and a little further up is Ellis Island, through which all imigrants landing in New York City must pass.

More information from Wikipedia:

The New York Aquarium opened on December 10, 1896, at Castle Garden in Battery Park. Its first director was the respected fish expert, Dr. Tarleton Hoffman Bean (1895–1898). On October 31, 1902, the Aquarium was adopted into the care of what was then the New York Zoological Society. At the time, the Aquarium housed only 150 specimens of wildlife. Over time, its most famous director, the distinguished zoologist Charles Haskins Townsend, enlarged the collections considerably, and the Aquarium attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Early in October 1941, the Aquarium at Battery Park was controversially closed based on claims of NYC Parks Commissioner Robert Moses that the proposed construction of a tunnel from Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn might undermine Castle Clinton's foundation. Many of the Aquarium’s sea creatures were temporarily housed at the Bronx Zoo until the new aquarium was built after World War II. On June 6, 1957, the Aquarium opened its doors at its new location in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

More Postcards from New York City #74: Pennsylvania Station

(Undated) Penn Station, NYC Postcard (Front)
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New Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal, 33rd Street and 7th Avenue; heart of New York City; costing together with its many tunnels over One Hundred Million Dollars.

More Postcards From New York City #73 - Prometheus Statue At Rockefeller Plaza

NYC Postcards - Prometheus Statue
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Located in the Plaza of Rockefeller Center. This majestic fountain, desinged by Paul Manship, is the focal point of the attractive Sunken Gardens which are noted for their trees and shrubs and flowers.

Back in July 2009, our "Postcards From NYC #30" featured another, more modern view of the statue.

More Postcards From New York City #72 - The Little Church Around The Corner

NYC Postcards - The Little Church Around The Corner
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Church of the Transfiguration, better known as "The Little Church Around The Corner," is a 1 East 29th Street. Many prominent persons from all over the country, including theatrical people, are married here. It has an important collection of rare paintings, wood carvings and statues and is noted for its charm and quiet.

More Postcards From New York City #71 - The Conservatory at the Botanical Gardens in Central Park

NYC Postcards - Conservatory at Botanical Gardens, Central Park
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The Conservatory, Central Park, New York City. The Conservatory is located at Fifth Avenue east, from 102nd to 105th Streets. Here are exhibited rare plants brought to this country from all parts of the world. The Conservatory is open daily to all visitors.

A bit more info from

The six-acre Conservatory Garden is Central Park's only formal garden. It takes its name from the huge glass conservatory that once stood on this same spot, built in 1898. In 1934, when maintenance of the facility had become too costly, the conservatory was demolished and replaced with the present Garden, which opened to the public in 1937. The Conservatory Garden is in fact three gardens representing different landscape styles: Italian, French, and English.

And still more information about the gardens in Central Park can be found at the official Central Park Blog.

More Postcards From New York City #70 - Ariel View of Manhattan

Manhattan, Ariel View (Postcard)
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New York City. Ariel view of Manhattan skyline showing the Empire State Building with the Madison Square Garden Center on the left.

More Postcards From New York City #69 - South Street Sea Port & Fulton Fish Market

Quote from:
"Our New York"
by Alfred Kazin & David Finn
1989 [p. 19]

The face of New York may well be the most photographed site in the world. Almost a century ago, when picture postcards first came into view, the then largely New York-based printing industry (long departed from New York) "poured forth a torrent of postcards," says the historian of New York photography Benjamin Blom, "depicting New York as home of the nation's (and the world's) tallest buildings..." These postcards fostered the enduring legend of New York as the last word in the long history of metropolis, the megacity, the awesome, the ever "unbelievable."

No skyscrapers today, but it is a shot that will transport you back to another time, a time when the South Street Sea Port was a bustling hive of daily activity...

South Street Seaport-Fulton Fish Market, NYC (Postcard)

South Street Sea Port restoration with the Fulton Market.

From Wikipedia:
During much of its 183-year tenure at the original site, the Fulton Fish Market was the most important wholesale East Coast fish market in the United States of America. Opening in 1822, it was the destination of fishing boats from across the Atlantic Ocean. By the 1950s, most of the Market's fish were trucked in rather than offloaded from the docks.

What's there now? Not much, it's pretty quiet at the old Fulton Fish Market now, since they moved to a new location in the Bronx in 2005.

More Postcards From New York City #68 - Chateau Henri IV Restaurant

Chateau Henri IV Restaurant, NYC (Postcard)
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Chateau Henri IV Restaurant - Meet for cocktails at the most romantic rendezvous in New York. Luncheon - Dinner - After Theatre Specialties. Fine French Cuisine - Violin Music by Candlelight. Open Sundays - Air Conditioned. 37 East 64th Street, NYC. REgent 7-8818.

What's there now?
Plaza Athenee Hotel

UPDATE: 12/16/10
I've received a few cool comments about this postcard over at the NYCDreamin Archives...

"OMG! I remember this place. I was taken here for my 14th birthday and felt sooo grown up! On the top photo you can see the little bridge you walked over when entering. I felt like a fairy princess going into her castle. Too bad they don't create places like this anymore."(Molly806)

"My dad worked here as a waiter/bartender in the 60s through the 70s. It was my first impression of the Big City (being a kid from the Bronx). He still tells outrageous stories of the goings-on, including those of the celebrities of the day who stayed in the hotel Alrae upstairs. He once brought room service up to Mia Farrows. He was so nervous (she was at the height of her fame then, late 1960s) the entire roast duck slipped off his serving platter onto the bare tablecloth. Don't know if she tipped." (m_acev)

More Postcards From New York City #67 - Hotel New Yorker

Hotel New Yorker, NYC (Postcard)
Hotel New Yorker, New York City

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Hotel New Yorker - 34th Street at 8th Avenue, New York City. Tunnel connection to Pennsylvania Station. 2500 rooms, each with radio: Both tub and shower: Servidor and circulating ice water. Four popular priced restaurants. Dancing nightly in the Terrace Restaurant. Rates: $3.00 a day and up. Ralph Hitz, President.

$3.00 a day. Man, those were the days. A quick check on the hotel's website this morning lists "the best price" for a room room for tonight at $279.00.

Last fall we posted a 1947 Hotel New Yorker Room Service Menu. Click HERE to see it.
For more information on the history of the hotel, click HERE.

More Postcards from New York City #66 - Woolworth Building and City Hall Park

Woolworth Building and City Hall Park, New York City

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New York City - New York City has a population of over 7,500,000 people and is known everywhere as the "Sky Scraper City". Radio City, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Woolworth Building, are some of the largest buildings in the world and form an integral part of New York's famed skyline.

More Postcards from New York City # 65 - Empire State Building at Night

Empire State Building at Night, New York City

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More Postcards from New York City # 64 - Triborough Bridge at Hellgate

Triborough Bridge, Looking Down East River From Over Hellgate, New York City

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More Postcards from NYC #63 - Park Row Building

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No description on the back, but you can read all about it and see many more images of this beautiful building HERE.

More Postcards from NYC #62 - Brooklyn Bridge & East River

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Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River and connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn was erected in 1883. It is 6,016 feet long.

More Postcards from NYC #61 - The Famous Taft Hotel

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Hotel Taft - New York
On Times Square at Radio City
In Center of Entertainment and Shopping District.
2000 Air Conditioned Rooms at Sensible Rates.
All With Television - Radio - Circulating Ice Water
World's Fair Subway At Our Door

More Postcards from NYC #60 - Toffenetti Restaurant

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Toffenetti Restaurant
43rd Street at Broadway on Times Square - New York
A Beautiful Place to Dine
One Thousand Seats - Delicious Food - Reasonable Prices
Ulys Owens, Resident Mgr.
Your Host - F.L. Toffenetti

More Information and photos HERE, and in this post from Ephemeral NY from 04/07/09, featuring the same postcard pictured here.

More Postcards from NYC #59 - Washington Square Park - & "Journey to New York" by Ed Siejka

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Washington Square Park
At the foot of Fifth Avenue sits Washington Square Park, long known as a magnet for young artists, singers, guitarists and others wishing to relax and forget their cares. New York University's downtown campus is located just to the east of the park.

Recently, I received a new written piece by poet Ed Siejka. I felt that Ed's explanation of his inspiration for his new piece fit this postcard well and so I am presenting his piece along with the above photo, which to me appears to be from the mid-late 1960's.

"The inspiration or idea (for "Journey to New York") came from two sources...the artists, writers and musicians I knew from the 70's...many tried and many just didn't make it in New York. One young writer fresh from the Midwest asked me where Washington Square Park was. I told him, "This is're looking right at it." He just seemed totally devastated. His imagination had built up the park to be a place of inspiration for all artists and the reality of looking at a seedy and run-down park (and somewhat dangerous place) just overwhelmed him. It was in essence Dreams -vs- Reality." - Ed Siejka

Journey to New York - by Ed Siejka

Standing in front
Of the place
He felt
A faint breeze
The streets
Ankle high
Swirling dust
Reaching up
Stinging his face
Reminding him
This was not
Wind blown sand from
The ocean.

He came from a
Place like that
"...seashells by the seashore..."
He packed up
Headed out
Straight down the highway
Took the high span view
Over the George Washington Bridge
And saw the misty outline
Of Manhattan's
Gray turrets
Piercing the clouds
Brightly colored banners
And soldiers in armor
To come with
His dreams.

Stepping back
He looked
Up and down
The streets
Nothing moving
Nothing to see
The dream
Self taught
He spent
Long nights
For the right words
And solitary days
Until his fingers cramped
And bled.

At the clubs
He met some ladies
Had some fans
When agents stopped
He stayed
When the others
Slipped away
Leaving behind
Empty backpacks
And borrowed shoes.

The place fills up
Lights dim
A stray cough
Punctuates the silence
Alone on stage
He eases into th mike
His voice carries the song
The audience leans
To hear
Words meant only for them
He connects
With them
And they with him
The Devil is in the room
The club is transformed
After all those years
His chance is now.


Click HERE to read another of Ed's original works, posted back in November of 2008, titled "St. Adrian's, 1971".

More Postcards from NYC #58 - Embers Restaurant

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*This one is for that purveyor of historic NYC Restaurantalia and good Jazz, Hunter-Gatherer...

Embers in New thing you MUST DO is visit the famous Embers to enjoy the MOST EXCITING food and MUSIC in our town...famous for ROAST BEEF, STEAKS, BARBEQUED RIBS. No 20% tax ever. Dinner from 5:30pm. Open to 4:00am.
161 E. 54th Street, NYC. Plaza 9-3228

From Old And
"New York City Jazz Joints and Restaurants with Jazz"
(Originally published (publication not cited) 1n 1959)

The Embers, at 161 E. 54th St., is the 16th restaurant to open on what had become known as a "jinx spot." That was seven years ago and THE EMBERS is still thriving. Ralph Watkins, owner and creator of THE EMBERS, attributes its success to the fact that he pays as much attention to the kitchen as he does to the entertainment, and still personally supervises both operations. Piano trios and quartets playing "subtle jazz" is the specialty in the front of the house; roast beef, barbecued ribs, steaks, etc., are what come out of the kitchen. Joe Howard is the front man, keeping an ear tuned to comments by customers.

Watkins' reputation as a jazz entrepreneur started at a room on 52nd St. called Kelly's Stable. Preceding that was the original Onyx Club, Royal Roost, Bop City, Basin Street and Lower Basin Street, all now defunct. Ralph started his professional life as a saxophone player in the old Ben Bernie and Abe Lyman orchestras and once led his own dance band at Ben Marden's Riviera, on the New Jersey end of George Washington Bridge (wiped out by the Interstate Palisades Parkway).

THE EMBERS' bartender, Jack Spencer, frequently worked as President Roosevelt's bartender at private Hyde Park parties, and more recently mixed drinks for the Eisenhower-McMillan Bermuda conference.

In its seven years' history, THE EMBERS has presented such eminent piano virtuosos as George Shearing, Dorothy Donegan, Don Shirley, Carmen Cavallero, Teddy Wilson, Eddie Heywood, Joey Bushkin, Erroll Garner and Barbara Carroll.

You can see more Broadway celebrities at THE EMBERS than at many more widely publicized spots. Watkins eschews bulb-popping photographers, which he feels interfere with the entertainment. The building occupied by THE EMBERS, incidentally, is owned by John Perona, whose EL MOROCCO is located directly across the street. In turn, the building housing EL MOROCCO is owned by Daniel Lavezzo who is also proprietor of the premises housing a different type of operation, P. J. CLARKE'S, which is just around the corner.

More Postcards from NYC #57 - Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges

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Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, New York City.

More Postcards from NYC #56 - New York...From The Top Of The World

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New York City - view from atop the World Trade Center.

More Postcards from NYC #55 - Manhattan Island

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New York - view of Manhattan Island.

More Postcards from NYC #54 - Lower Manhattan Panorama

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Lower Manhattan Panorama
This breathtaking panorama shows that Manhattan is truly an island.

More Postcards from NYC #53 - New York City - View from Queensboro Bridge

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New York City - View from the Queensboro Bridge looking across the East River showing the United Nations on the left and the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan.

More Postcards from NYC #52 - United Nations and Empire State Building

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United Nations and Empire State Building
The beauty of night reflecting upon the East River blends into an unforgettable scene seldom to behold. The impressive United Nations and the Midtown Skyline illuminating the night sky over New York City.

More Postcards from NYC #51 - United Nations

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United Nations, New York
This is an ariel view of the United Nations Headquarters, taken from the East River side, showing the tall Secretariat Building, the Conference Building, and the General Assembly Hall.

More Postcards from NYC #50 - New York Public Library

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The New York Public Library
A privately financed library second in size only to the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library is located on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets.

More Postcards from NYC #49 - New York Public Library

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New York Public Library, New York City
On Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, this building houses the Reference Department, a privately financed library second in size to the Library of Congress, as well as the Central Circulation Branch, Central Children's Room and the Picture Collection.

More Postcards from NYC #48 - New York Public Library

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The New York Public Library
5th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City

More Postcards from NYC #47 - New York at Night

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New York at night. Ariel view of McGraw Hill Building, Port Authority Bus Terminal and Empire State Building.

More Postcards from NYC #46 - Midtown Manhattan

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Bird's eye view of New York City.

More Postcards from NYC #45 - Pan Am Building

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Pan Am Building with Grand Central Station as seen from Park Avenue, New York City.

More Postcards from NYC #44 - Radio City Music Hall

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Home of the "Rockettes"
Radio City Music Hall, the largest exclusively indoor theatre in the world, seats 6200 people. The stage is 144 feet wide by 67 feet deep with a proscenium arch 60 feet high and 100 feet wide at the base. This view is from the Time Life Building.

More Postcards from NYC #43 - Times Square

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Times Square
The Great White Way of Broadway is still a magnetic attraction to visitors and New Yorkers alike. Many movie houses, legitimate theatres, restaurants and night clubs located in the area.

More Postcards from NYC #42 - Statue of Liberty at Sunset

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The Statue of Liberty at Sunset, New York City.

More Postcards from NYC #41 - New York Harbor

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New York City
The Statue of Libertty greets all sea traffic entering the Port of New York. Lower Manhattan and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center can be seen in the background.

More Postcards from NYC #40 - New York Harbor

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New York Harbor
The world famous Statue of Liberty rises her right arm in greeting to all sea traffic entering the Port of New York. In the background can be seen lower Manhattan and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

More Postcards from NYC #39 - Lower New York Harbor

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Lower New York Harbor showing the Statue of Liberty and New York Skyline in the background.

More Postcards from NYC #38 - Staten Island Ferry

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Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry, a landmark of New York City, passes before the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan. The ferry carries so 20 million passengers a year, averaging 23,000 and 30,000 a day.