Just another busy day on Park Avenue

North of 42nd Street, Park Avenue is a pretty, orderly street practically glowing in vibrant shades of green, pink, yellow, and blue, according to this postcard from the 1930s. 

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Notice the lack of crosswalk signs and traffic lights. The reason? Metro-North tunnels directly underneath made it difficult for these structures to be properly anchored into the ground.

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2 Responses to “Just another busy day on Park Avenue”

  1. David Smyth Says:

    Hi, I love the above postcard. Do you know who drew it or took the picture as I want to use it as a piece of art but will need permission of course?

  2. Holly Whiston Says:

    Hi, I’m also looking to license the postcard. It would be great if you could email me at holly @ docsville.com to discuss? Thanks

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