Nearly Century-Old Vintage Photographs of The Bronx

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1924 image West 238th Street in Riverdale facing east towards Broadway were you can see the 1 subway line running through mostly empty lands to the west of Broadway. The photographer noted the landfills being prepped for “extensive real estate development”. A lot of this development which occurred throughout The Bronx was in fact due to the expansion of the subway system throughout our borough. Image Credit: Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. “Bronx: 238th Street (West) – Spuyten Duyvil Road” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1926.

Photo: NYPL