New York City from 1905 to 1910

1907: Arriving at Ellis Island

Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island for processing in 1907.

1909: Pedestrians in Chinatown

A Chinese-American man walking with son on the street in NYC’s Chinatown district.

1909: Praying On the Williamsburg Bridge

A group of Jewish citizens recite prayers on the pedestrian path of the Williamsburg Bridge for the Jewish New Year.

1905: Concert in Central Park

Spectators enjoy a musical performance at one of Central Park’s pavilions.

1905: Lake and Terrace at Central Park

A small crowd gathers near Bethesda Fountain to enjoy pleasant weather and boat rides on the lake.

1905: The Belmont Coach on Fifth Avenue

The street is packed with the traffic of horses and carriages at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 59th Street.

1908: Meeting of the Unemployed at Union Square

Photograph shows unemployed men and boys meeting in Union Square, New York City.

1905: Riverside Drive, New York City

Horse and carriage making its way along Riverside Drive, an avenue which was opened in 1880 and was well-used by walkers, bikers, and drivers.

1906: Broad Street Lunch Carts

Street vendors selling hotdogs and lemonade on Broad Street in Manhattan.

1905: Children Playing Near a Dead Horse

Poor sanitary conditions have become commonplace, as evidenced by this photo of children play in the street gutter within a few feet of a dead horse.

1908: Catching Goldfish in Union Square

Children trying to catch goldfish in the remaining puddles of Union Square’s Fountain.

1909: Downtown Broadway

Photograph of a busy downtown street, Looking up Broadway from Custom House.

1906: Elevated Railroad at 8th Avenue

Horses and carriages move along the underpass of the elevated train tracks following 8th Avenue.

1908: Italian Street Vendors

A few of many street vendors selling their goods at the Italian Feast of San Gennaro, which is still celebrated in a similar manner today.

1905: Blizzard on 23rd Street

Rows of carriages on 23rd Street are blockaded from the January 24th storm which covered the city in 11" of snow.

New York City's Prehistoric Roots

Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.

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