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What Did New York Look Like in 1921?

Photograph taken of West Street at Christopher Street in New York, New York, showing a distance of 15 feet 4 inches between the curb and the rail. On the billboard above the restaurant sign to the right is an advertisement for the 1921 film comedy entitled "The Girl in the Taxi", starring Carter and Flora DeHaven.
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Take a look for yourself. This is West St. and Christopher St. and clearly it’s quite different than what it looks like today.

Now look at the same intersection today on Google Street View. It’s totally unrecognizable.

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