Couple of things I’m wondering. Is that farming really happening in Riverdale… in the 30s? Also, I am wondering where these houses were located. Clearly on Broadway but where? I don’t think I have ever seen them pictured.
Those houses were under the El on the Westside of Broadway. It had to be South of W242nd and North of W23oth.
The El breaks away from Broadway just after W218th and few old houses north to W230th
Too Bad the camera was not rolling in 1783
on November 16, 1783, General George Washington and Governor of New York George Clinton reclaimed Fort Washington on the northwest corner of Manhattan Island and then led the Continental Army in a triumphal procession march down the road through the center of the island onto Broadway in the Town to the Battery. The evening of Evacuation Day, Clinton hosted a public dinner at Fraunces Tavern, which Washington attended. It concluded with thirteen toasts, according to a contemporary account in Rivington’s Gazette,