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    • #2206
      ndembowski
      Keymaster

      Love this film clip of a trip down Broadway from Yonkers through Inwood in the 1930s.  Great to see a trolley going by the Dyckman house:

      The full video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHJktlzPCK8

      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.

    • #2207
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      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.[25] 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,

    • #2208
      Thomas Casey
      Participant

      These maps show the only group of houses that match the three under the el, just South of  W.236th St. In 19151915 Map Broadway at w236th

    • #2214
      ndembowski
      Keymaster

      I think you are probably right, Tom.  I tried checking the 1940 NYC tax photo archives for Broadway in The Bronx and couldn’t find those houses.  They might have been torn down by then.

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