1920's Era Film Showing a Runaway Horse-Drawn Trolly Plowing Through the City

In what was probably considered to be an “Action Film” back in the 1920’s, this short video above shows a horsecar plowing through parts of a busy Manhattan, narrowly avoiding pedestrians, other horsecars and brass-era cars. The vintage film shows 1920’s Herald Square and the 6th Ave “El’, Times Square and Broadway, dozens of lower Manhattan streets, and even Washington Square back when you could drive through the Arch.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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