Radio Diaries report on when the area around Cortlandt Street and the now-World Trade Center was commonly referred to as ‘Radio Row.’
Although you can buy almost anything here in Lower Manhattan, the great number of electronics shops in the neighborhood gave it the name Radio Row.
And check out this Fox Movietone film that includes a cameo at 2:00 of ‘Arrow Radio’ who would go on to become Arrow Electronics:
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