When I posted Yvonne Babineaux’s photos of Tribeca in the 1980s, I promised I’d go out and take “now” shots for comparison’s sake. Here’s the first batch. But first, a few caveats: My camera has a wider lens—or at least I think that’s the issue—so it wasn’t always possible to frame the shots the same. I usually cropped the “now” shot to match the 1980s shot as closely as possible, but it didn’t always work perfectly. (Sometimes I got home only to find that the angle was slightly off, and sometimes I went back and reshot it.) Finally, much of the time Yvonne appears to have stood in the middle of the street to take her photos—something that was obviously much easier back then, especially in the early morning!
Thanks again to Yvonne for letting me run her photos, and thanks to the readers who helped figure out where the photos were taken.
WEST BROADWAY BETWEEN THOMAS AND DUANE
W. BROADWAY AND N. MOORE
W. BROADWAY AND WHITE
DUANE BETWEEN HUDSON AND GREENWICH
DUANE BETWEEN HUDSON AND GREENWICH (CLOSE-UP)