Posts Tagged ‘“Going Home (Near Bloomingdales and the 59th Street Elevated)’

Leaving Bloomingdale’s on the Third Avenue El

January 24, 2011

Painter Lionel S. Reiss’ 1946 watercolor, “Going Home (Near Bloomingdale’s and the 59th Street Elevated),” captures a crowd of mothers, shop girls, laborers, and businessmen ascending the packed staircase.

I love the piece of the Chop Suey sign on the right—a vestige of the New York of a long-ago time.