Before there was Battery Park City

Before the Hudson River Greenway, the new Stuyvesant High School, and landfill from building the World Trade Center was dumped off the lower west side to create Battery Park City, this part of Manhattan was a collection of piers.

Singertowerviewpostcard

The Singer Building opened in 1908, and the back of the postcard is stamped 1911. This glimpse into the past, then, captures a moment within those three years.

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6 Responses to “Before there was Battery Park City”

  1. kizzylee Says:

    fab picture thank you for sharing

  2. petey Says:

    yes, great find

  3. Dave Says:

    That picture looks so much like sections of so many Northeast/industrial Midwest cities today. I would never have guessed it was from 101 years ago.

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