Second Avenue El

That and a Nickel Will Get You on the Second Avenue El

Posted April 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

I stumbled upon an interesting (albeit short) article in the New York Times from January 1913, which caught my eye because it describes a unique incident that took place on Allen and Grand Streets. “Two children get child and a nickel from woman, who disappears.” That’s the byline. Apparently a young woman paid two twelve-year-old […]

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Looking Inside the Allen Street Elevated Public Restrooms at Delancey

Last modified January 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

Ever wonder what the inside of the old public bathroom facility at Allen and Delancey looks like? Ask no more!

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Selling Pickles Beneath the 2nd Avenue El, Circa 1934

Posted October 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

Here we see some pickle vendors peddling on Allen Street (circa 1934) beneath the 2nd Avenue El, where the truss crossed Delancey.

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When the 2nd Avenue El Ran Through St. Mark’s

Posted October 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

One Boogie reader recently discovered this old-timey photo while sifting through the closet.

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Manhattan Railway Company, Station 5

Last modified August 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Amidst the hustle-bustle of food wholesalers along the bowels of Allen Street is a hidden piece of ephemeral New York.  Above the disheveled store signage at 100 Division Street is enough graffiti to distract the casual observer from seeing the century-old bronze lettering affixed to its facade – Manhattan Railway Co., Station 5. The brick […]