On the 149th Street platform of the Third Avenue El. Melrose Avenue (background) intersects 3rd Avenue and 149th Street here.
North (uptown) end of the platform.
Looking south down Third Avenue.
Melrose Avenue sweeps north on the right. 149th Street crosses in the foreground.
A detail of the previous photo -- Melrose Avenue, looking north. If you look carefully at the full-size image, you can see the Canton Chinese Restaurant and Ernie's Beauty Salon.
(Two photos stitched together.)
Looking toward the downtown end of the platform.
Willis Avenue heads north from 148th Street to meet Third Avenue and 149th Street at the famous Hub.
The Adam Hats store and the Mounds are relics of the old days. Looking north up Willis from the northeast corner of Willis and 148th Street.
(The two previous photos were stitched together.) Looking north up Willis from the northeast corner of Willis and 148th Street.
Another remnant of the old days.
This is on the east side of Willis Avenue, between 148th and 149th Streets.
Looking north up Willis toward 149th Street.
Detail of the previous photo.
The west side of Willis between 148th and 149th Streets.
Looking south downThird Avenue from 149th Street.
(Two photos stitched together.
From the northwest corner of 149th Street and Third Avenue.
Looking south down Third Avenue from the northwest corner of 149th Street and Third Avenue.
Looking south down Willis Avenue towards 148th Street.
Detail of the previous photo -- the J. Clarence Davies offices.
Another detail -- looking south down Willis Avenue. 148th Street can be seen crossing in the foreground.
On the left, you are looking west down 149th Street. The foreground is Third Avenue. Melrose Avenue comes in from the right.
Detail -- south side of 149th Street.
149th and Third, looking south.
Third Avenue on left, Willis on the right, coming together at the Hub.
For comparison, this is a photo from the 40's, probably around 1947.
147th Street, off Brook Avenue, looking west. We lived 4 doors west of here. Miss D's Candy Store used to occupy the storefront on the left.
The architects of the old days had the charity of heart to add some decorative elements to their works. Times have changed.
As a boy, I used to put my hand into the mouths of these lions.
This factory, on 147th off Brook Ave, was across the street from where we lived. Looking east.
The orange store front used to be Rachel and Sam's grocery store. Mr. Meyer the tailor used to occupy the other store front. His wife gave me my very first potato pancake in 1947, when I was five.