Street names carved into neigborhood corners
This street address in Hell’s Kitchen, on a traditional turn-of-the-century tenement building, looks like it was meant to last.
Over in Brooklyn Heights though, this one is faded and weathered; you can barely make out the T at the end of the “ST” on both sides.
It too is on a red brick building, but this one was probably a private home for a well-to-do family.
Many old city neighborhoods still have these street name carvings, like the East Village, the Lower East Side, and this beauty in Tribeca.
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