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Ben Smyth

Classic Bernice Abbott photograph at Pike and Henry streets in the LES. From tenements to projects on the left side of the photograph. Created with the @urbanarchiveny app. @nypl


Canal and East Broadway. If you look closely at the old photo you can see:
-the elevated train over Canal (right)
-streetcar tracks on East Broadway
-the skyline starting to emerge in the distance
What will this intersection look like in another 87 years? Created with the @urbanarchiveny app. @nypl

225 Henry Street. @museumofcityny

Delancey Street looking east. The Williamsburg bridge opened two years before this photograph was taken. You can see the bridge in the distance if you look closely. Created with the @urbanarchiveny app. Original photo from @museumofcityny

Incredibly proud of @cardillpickles for taking her students to march in DC. She and her co-teachers are amazing role models for all. Above and beyond!
Photo by @cardillpickles

Post march carnage. Poor MTA.

Big update to the Urban Archive app today. Audio, stats and additional features are now active. We're looking for as many beta testers as possible. To join the private beta go here:

Strong inukshuk skills.