Photography by Roger Higgins, 1960

Pushcart market on Belmont Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City.

The picture is part of  New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

Date created/published: between 1909 and 1913

Three people on sidewalk in Chinatown, New York City.

The picture is part of George Grantham Bain Collection, one of America’s earliest news picture agencies.

A panorama of Lower Manhattan as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry. Photography by James Farmer

Lower Manhattan is the southernmost area of the island of Manhattan, the main island and heart of business and administration of New York City.

Lower Manhattan is defined most frequently as the region delineated on the north by 14th Street, on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by the East River, and on the south by New York Harbor.

Brooklyn Bridge at Night. Photography by Sarah Brucker

The Brooklyn Bridge is almost certainly the largest and oldest infrastructure project in bridge construction that is still in use. Finished in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.

Designed by John Roebling and his son, Washington Roebling, the bridge spans 3,461 feet and rises 133 feet from the East River below. The steel cable-work, strung across two breathtaking stone towers, is fixed at both ends in stone anchorages. It was the greatest suspension bridge in the entire world from its opening until 1903, and the very first steel-wire suspension bridge.

Since its opening, it has become an iconic element of the New York City skyline. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.

Columbus Circle in New York City. Photography by Kevin De Ridder

 

Columbus Circle, named for Christopher Columbus, is a significant landmark and place of attraction in the borough of Manhattan, located at the intersection of 8th Avenue, Broadway, West 59th Street, and Central Park West, at the southwest corner of Central Park. It is the place from which all official distances from New York City are calculated. The name is also used for the area a few blocks around the circle in every direction.

Finished in 1905 and renovated a century later, the circle was created by William P. Eno, a business person who pioneered several early improvements in road safety.

A view of the San Remo Apartments in NYC from Central Park. Photography by Peter DePasquale

Situated on the fantastic Upper West Side along breathtaking Central Park West, the San Remo is one of the most recognized high-class apartment buildings in New York City. The first to incorporate the twin tower idea, this building’s addition to New York’s skyline added elegance, beauty, and some exciting architecture along the west side of New York’s biggest and most popular park.

The San Remo is defined by Glen Justice of the New York Times as “a dazzling two-tower building with captivating views of Central Park.”