Second Avenue El
Revisiting the Construction and Completion of Manhattan Railway Company Substation 5 on Allen Street [PHOTOS]
Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:41 am
The Second Avenue Elevated rumbled through Queens and Manhattan from 1875 to 1942, and was beloved by seemingly every commuter on the line. Demolition of the “L” thus prompted protests and strongly-worded op-eds from the mass of humanity moving between the boroughs. Below is one example: Let’s not focus on the demise, though, but instead revisit […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]