Tribeca Then and Now #3

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 third batch.

Previously:
••• Tribeca Then and Now #1: W. Broadway and Duane
••• Tribeca Then and Now #2: Staple, Jay, Harrison, and Hudson

Thanks again to Yvonne for letting me run her photos, and thanks to the readers who helped figure out where the photos were taken.

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LEONARD BETWEEN W. BROADWAY/VARICK AND HUDSON

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VARICK AND N. MOORE

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N. MOORE BETWEEN W. BROADWAY AND VARICK

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153 FRANKLIN (BETWEEN VARICK AND HUDSON)

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HUDSON BETWEEN FRANKLIN AND N. MOORE

5 Comments

  1. Another great series. It’s terrific to see so much of the painted brick restored to its natural state – it makes one wonder why painting it seemed like a good idea.

  2. I know you had a disclaimer on your first one of these about problems with reproducing the scenes, but I think it’s genius how you’ve managed to get them so exactly right. (I tried to do something similar a few times and know it’s not easy). I remember how the streets of TriBeCa “felt” in the late 80s, and Yvonne’s pictures bring that all back. Thanks for a really neat feature.

  3. WOW! My building is next door to what had been Hudson Green Cafe. The only thing left of it when I moved here 20 years ago was its imprint on our side wall. Thanks for showing the way things were, Barbra.

  4. Really great shots! And I’m curious to see how your Leonard st pic will change in the next year…looks like construction will start soon.

  5. Wow, had no idea about the Hudson Green Cafe – I only remember that space as the newspaper/magazine shop, which I think shuttered sometime in 2001/2002.

    Anyone have photos of Commodities on the corner of N Moore and Hudson?