Posts Tagged ‘Hotel Astor vintage postcard’

The area known as “Upper Broadway” in 1911

September 23, 2013

Is this really Upper Broadway? It is if Times Square is your idea of upper—as it must have been to New Yorkers in 1905, about the time this postcard dates to.

Upperbroadwaypostcard

Times Square at night is alive and electric: There’s the Times Building, behind it the Hotel Astor, and in the front part of the Metropolitan Opera House.

This photo from 1912 gives a clearer view of the same scene. Here’s a postcard that looks at the Times Building facing downtown in 1911.