Old NYC – 80,000 old photographs used to build a Google Street View style map of New York City in the 1800s
Old NYC, created by Dan Vanderkam in collaboration with the NYPL, is the type of project that could keep us rapt for hours. It’s an interactive map that organizes historical photographs geographically, block by block, producing a kaleidoscopic image of New York city at the turn of the 20th Century.
The photo featured above is from about 1903 and depicts the Williamsburg Bridge under construction.
Also, check out the below image, which depicts the corner across from where the Adafruit factory now stands!
Spring Street at,and adjoining and East of the South East corner of Varick Street. To and including 240 Spring Street,a little faced frame house. 256-254 Spring Street,the houses at and adjoining the South East corner of Varick Street were demolished in 1914 or 1915, when Varick St. was widened its entire length at the expense of the East Side, during the construction of the West Side Interborough Line.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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