intersection 11.12.14

Old New York

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The announced closing of Cafe Edison
(aka the Polish Tea Room)
brought deep sighs last week.
A drawing of the Hotel Edison
in happier times.

Birthday celebration for Maurice Ravel, given by singer Éva Gauthier (seated next to Ravel at the piano), March 7, 1928.
At far right, George Gershwin.

Andy Warhol and Lou Reed at Max's Kansas City

The West Side Cowboys chaperoned freight trains on 10th Avenue—there were so many accidents that 10th had become known as Death Avenue. More on the subject here.

Above: You Can't Take It With You, 1936. The play today.

51 years ago, the destruction of Penn Station

'The tallest buildings in the world' (as the photo is titled) around 1901,
a rare color image from the Detroit Publishing Company Photograph Collection in the Library of Congress

The late, great Bobby Short, around 1950

Sheep Meadow with sheep

This lunch stand was located where the playground next to
Carmine Street Pool is.

Mayor Fiorello La Guardia throwing out the first pitch, around 1940.

Streisand, Merman and Garland
[via: The Judy Garland Experience]

Crosby Street

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