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NFT: Film Footage of NYC In 1911

batman11 : 4/9/2018 7:02 pm
I thought this was very interesting!
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Very cool  
djm : 4/9/2018 7:18 pm : link
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Thank you  
Maryland Giant : 4/9/2018 7:22 pm : link
Very cool. So many interesting things I saw on the first viewing, especially in terms of human behavior.

Strange to think about how many stories are contained within those few minutes, none of which are knowable. Moreover, everybody in that film is deceased.

Very interesting. Thank you, I need some reflection today.
The above ground subway  
Dave on the UWS : 4/9/2018 7:34 pm : link
Was pretty cool -and unsightly. The last one was removed on 3rd ave in 1955.
I really wish  
batman11 : 4/9/2018 7:35 pm : link
I was a hatter back then. Very few people were not wearing a hat of some kind on their heads....
love these kind of videos  
bluepepper : 4/9/2018 7:44 pm : link
really brings the past alive in a way that stills don't.

One thing I love to see is the way everybody just crosses the street wherever they frigging want.
RE: The above ground subway  
SHO'NUFF : 4/9/2018 8:11 pm : link
In comment 13907086 Dave on the UWS said:
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Was pretty cool -and unsightly. The last one was removed on 3rd ave in 1955.


Good riddance. Terrible sandwiches.
Love seeing  
Photoguy : 4/9/2018 8:57 pm : link
that historic stuff.
RE: love these kind of videos  
gtt350 : 4/9/2018 11:02 pm : link
In comment 13907096 bluepepper said:
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really brings the past alive in a way that stills don't.

One thing I love to see is the way everybody just crosses the street wherever they frigging want.


thats how the Brooklyn Dodgers got their name
everyone all dressed up, the guy on crutches with one leg  
gtt350 : 4/9/2018 11:04 pm : link
almost definitely a Civil war vet
RE: The above ground subway  
Jim in Fairfax : 4/9/2018 11:36 pm : link
In comment 13907086 Dave on the UWS said:
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Was pretty cool -and unsightly. The last one was removed on 3rd ave in 1955.

If itís above ground, itís not a subway.

Those were ELs.
RE: The above ground subway  
DonQuixote : 4/10/2018 1:04 am : link
In comment 13907086 Dave on the UWS said:
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Was pretty cool -and unsightly. The last one was removed on 3rd ave in 1955.


Huh?? The subway and metro north are above ground along Park Ave north of 97st street in Manhattan and all over the outer boroughs. I ride the above ground subway to Citi Field all the time.
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Chuck Q : 4/10/2018 7:08 am : link
fascinating to watch. love everyone casually stepping aside from ongoing street cars. 16:19 2 dudes holding hands? and why did every one have to wear a hat?
"Above ground subway"  
Post Time : 4/10/2018 2:32 pm : link
Also known as a "train"...
thanks for linking  
Greg from LI : 4/10/2018 2:38 pm : link
Fascinating to see. That was the NY my great-grandfather and great-great grandfather arrived in from Italy that very year, 1911. My great-grandmother arrived two years later in 1913.
Brooklyn Dodgers got their name  
giantfan2000 : 4/15/2018 6:42 pm : link
The Dodgers got there name because Trolley Operators in Brooklyn were not paid by the hour but by how many trips they completely during a day

Which gives the word Dodgers a slightly different meaning
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