Historic Views of NYC

Via the Daily Mail:

Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet.

The city’s Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database.

Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight — from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.

Unfortunately, due to the great demand, the site has been deleted for the moment.  But this photo and several more can be found at the Daily Mail site:

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