New York Ferry Boats

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:46 AM

I've heard many comments on how dirty and dingy things were in the Big Apple in those days but these photos and old films tell a different story.. It's amazingly clean looking. People look good too! Dressed well, no one is obese. Beautiful images. Long live the Lackawanna.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:45 AM

Miningman

I've heard many comments on how dirty and dingy things were in the Big Apple in those days but these photos and old films tell a different story.. It's amazingly clean looking. People look good too! Dressed well, no one is obese. Beautiful images. Long live the Lackawanna.

 

Well, my mother's a New York City girl, grew up there in the Thirties and Forties, and at those times she said it was a great place to live, maybe not the "Center of the Universe," but it might as well have been.  Things didn't start to go downhill, for various reasons, until the Fifties, and by the Sixties, forget it!

Mom's family left the city for Northern New Jersey around 1950 or so.  They weren't sorry they left, but the attraction of New York City is still so powerful that even in her 80's Mom still casts a backward look over her shoulder from time to time in that direction. 

Must have been some place!

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Posted by wanswheel on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:56 PM

42nd St. ferry to West Shore and NYO&W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx7rrYSslYc&t=4m40s

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:47 PM

Geez, those guys just standing around so casually on the exposed beams and gridwork steel right out on the edge gave me the willies so bad I had to get up from my chair and re-orient myself. Good grief!

Nice to see the NYO&W in much happier and solvent days. 

Radio stores everywhere! 

If I could be there I would find my way to Nat Sherman's and see what the offerings were back then. 

RIP Pennsylvannia Station. What a crime, I don't want to hear any rationalization, it was madness, mental illness, greed and stupidity beyond the beyond. 

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