n this May 1940 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, a man reads a newspaper on New York's Ave. and St, with the headline: 'Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris.' (AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Borough President Manhattan)
Look at this shot taken on West Street back in 1905 (ish). It states ‘Enormously wide sidewalks and high storefront windows became a trademark of NYC - many of those building still have the beautifully detailed stonework to this day.
n this July 1908 photo, workers dig in the street along the sidewalk on the north side of Delancey Street in New York. (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac)