Avoid This Delancey Traffic Jam at All Costs

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 at 3:27 pm by

[Delancey Street, circa 1900/Photo: NYC Municipal Archives]

[Delancey Street, circa 1900/Photo: NYC Municipal Archives]

And here you thought traffic on Delancey was bad this morning? Check out this archival photo from around 1900, which illustrates the total clusterfuck of trolleys, motor cars, and pedestrians. The brick box Loews Delancey (corner of Suffolk) is visible off to the right; most of the tenement dwellings on the left were razed for SPURA development that’s only now getting serious attention.

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  • EV Grieve

    Those no-good trolley cars! [Shaking fist]