New York Now and Then

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An unusual collection of photographs from the archives of crime news of the New York Daily News newspaper made in the style of “then and now”. Added description, references to the scene and in some places the original photo to make it clearer.

New York Now and Then

1. March 19, 1942. In the photo Edna Egbert mother soldier who went to the front, and from which there was not a single news since then. Deciding that his son was killed, she was mad with grief and went to the cornice of the building to jump off. But to do this was not easy, and she was left standing outside in silence looking at the gathering crowd of onlookers. After some time, the police pulled the bottom of the network, and the two officers got out of the windows of neighboring apartments to persuade her to go back inside. When a persuasion failed, they tried to just push it down. Instead of falling, Edna began to shout and fight back.

497 Dean st.

New York Now and Then

2. The original photo.

New York Now and Then

3. July 1, 1928. In the photo the body of Frankie Yale, one of the most influential gangster in Brooklyn at the time. Sitting at the bar, he received a phone call from an unknown, who reported that his wife something happened. Yale jumped into his new Lincoln sedan and drove home. At an intersection next to him stood a Buick with four armed men tried to break away and Yale. But was caught, shot, lost control and crashed into a residential building near Borough Park.

923 44th street

New York Now and Then

4. The original photo.

New York Now and Then

5. January 11, 1951. In the photo a large fire almost destroyed the Church of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Brooklyn neighborhood Karrols Gardens. Later the church was restored.

Hicks st. and Summit st.

New York Now and Then

6. July 28, 1958. Just got out of jail a resident of New York decided not to pull, and immediately return to his usual craft – hijacking cars. The car he stole something, but it is far to go and could not. At the corner of Pacific and Classon he exceeded the speed limit, lost control and crashed into a pole. The day went by routine: prison-liberation-theft alarm, and again a prison.

Classon ave and Pacific st.

New York Now and Then

7. January 31, 1961. Leaking gas caused a violent explosion in the 30-storey building, located in downtown Brooklyn. 28 people were injured, but the building itself was not damaged in any way, except for broken windows and windows.

66 Court st.

New York Now and Then

8. February 16, 1946. Firefighters fighting the fire on the third floor of an apartment building in Williamsburg. The building survived until now, but now it is one floor below.

31 Grand st.

New York Now and Then

9. July 22, 1943. 105-mm self-propelled gaubitsa M7 “Priest” (priest) drives past City Hall on the way to the building of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street, where it was exhibited as part of the military exposure.

Park Row.

New York Now and Then

10. December 17, 1960. Picture taken on the day after the terrible plane crash, when the sky above New York faced airplanes United Airlines, Flight 826 and Trans World Airlines, flight 266. The wreckage of one of the planes fell on a residential area of ​​Brooklyn Park Slope and destroyed many homes. As a result, almost all of the passengers were killed airliners (128 people) and 6 people on the ground. The only survivor was 11-year-old boy Stephen Balcem, who fell into the snow. Unfortunately, he lived only one day and suddenly died of pneumonia. At that time it was the biggest crash in the history of civil aviation.

7th ave. and Sterleng PL. , article about the crash on the Wiki.

New York Now and Then

11. Photos made by Life magazine photographer with almost the same angle.

New York Now and Then

12. April 4, 1959. 3-year term in March Cartagena was hit by a car when rolled around on a tricycle in front of his house. Pictured pastor comforts her older sister. On the brick wall of the building still have the chips and scratches left from that tragic incident.

Porter ave. and Harrison pl.

New York Now and Then

13. February 26, 1961. Fire in the buildings of the old fish market. The buildings are still standing, although some of them were a few floors below.

Fulton Fish Market.

New York Now and Then

14. July 30, 1950. Police officers guard the body detective Michael Dower, who committed suicide.

Prospect Park Wes and 15th street.

New York Now and Then

15. January 31, 1957. The body of petty gangster Salvatore Santoro, nicknamed the “Black Hawk Down”, is in the lobby of the building in Brooklyn. He was shot four times in the head. Gun killer tossed next to the body.

475 1/2 Hicks st.

New York Now and Then

16. September 25, 1961. Josephine Deksidor keeps bleeding Lenaresa James, who was gunned down by her jealous husband on the stairs of a residential building in the Bronx.

992 Southern blvd.

New York Now and Then

17. February 16, 1958. A serious fire in the building of Elkins Paper & Twine Co. claimed the lives of six firefighters. The building was completely destroyed, and his remains were taken down immediately after the remains recovered from the ashes of the dead.

137 Wooster st.

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Original photo and installation of: Marc H. Hermann and New York Daily News.





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