Vintage Photograph Shows Famous Elevated Train S-Curve at Lower Manhattan's Coenties Slip in 1941

Coenties Slip, Lower Manhattan, December 1941
Coenties Slip, Lower Manhattan, December 1941
Photo: r/nyc

This great vintage photograph from 1941 shows the famous "S-Curve" at Coenties Slip, in Lower Manhattan, December of 1941. In this spot, the former 2nd and 3rd Avenue elevated trains ran through this curve until 1950, when it was dismantled. Currently, the area is an open plaza called Coenties Slip Park, seen here in this Google StreetView showing how it looks today from approximately the same spot:

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