This bronze World War II memorial sits in front of Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic church on Carroll Street between Third and Fourth Avenues. More than 2,000 names are listed—all men from one parish. They died that we might live, indeed.
Archive for March, 2008
Not a bad deal at the Hotel Irvin, at 308 West 30th Street. Opened in 1925, the Irvin started out as an apartment house for “business women,” according to a New York Times article from January 25, 1925. “Gayety and charm are the elements the decorators sought after,” the article states. Hopefully the “all night elevator service for girls who come home late” and the “tactful woman superintendent” were not eliminated when it switched over to a hotel…I’m guessing in the 1940s.
This clip starts at 14th Street-Union Square and ends at 42nd. At the time it was filmed, the subway system was only 7 months old.