Edges of the City

1923 | July 2, 2011

“What J.P. Morgan didn’t control, the aging John Rockefeller Sr.,did.”

Here John Rockefeller Sr. gives random child a nickel on his birthday.(Gatewood, 37)



“Now only a decaying reminder of a more gracious age, the city’s bustling transatlantic piers were once its pride. then the stately Woolworth Building proudly dominated the lower Manhattan skyline.” (Gatewood, 68)


1923: “We were snarling about traffic even then”

Congested streets of Times Square with trollies that traveled in threes(Gatewood, 66)


Posted in Piers, Traffic

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