NYC Cityscapes (Page 2)

Photography by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1934

Pier in Brooklyn, view to Manhattan over East River.

The picture is part of  the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection.

Night on East River, New York City

The East River is the waterway that runs through the Heart of New York City.

It’s not actually a river, but the tidal strait that divides the island of Manhattan and the Bronx on the North American mainland from Long Island (incl. Queens and Brooklyn boroughs) . It connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end.

New York City Taxi-Cab

The taxi-cabs of New York City are a widely recognized symbol of the city. Taxi-cabs are accredited by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and are operated by private companies. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is a New York City government agency that is responsible for the more than 13,000 taxi-cabs working in the NYC.

Medallion taxi-cabs, the familiar yellow cabs, are the only motor vehicles in the city allowed to pick up individuals in response to a street hail.

Taxi-cabs are equally adored and hated by New Yorkers. They serve as a fast and easy means of transportation across Manhattan, a route not amply served by the NYC subway. The disadvantage with having an abundance of cabs is the traffic that results. Most traffic-jams in midtown are speckled with many of the over 13,000 yellow taxi-cabs that service the NYC.