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Selling Pickles Beneath the 2nd Avenue El, Circa 1934
For absolutely no other reason than my vast collection of archival images is taking up too much space and also, as we’ve discussed, I like to share: take a look at the above snapshot. Here we see some pickle vendors peddling on Allen Street (circa 1934) beneath the Second Avenue El, where the truss crossed Delancey.
Those long-shuttered public restrooms, while defunct, are still here in case you’re having trouble placing this image. Public bathrooms were generally placed below the elevated lines for travelers’ use. The 2nd Avenue El was taken down in 1942.
Don’t forget that Sunday is the Lower East Side Pickle Festival.