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. I figured I’d be able to determine the handful of unsolved ones just by walking around. Well, I got one. (You’ll have to trust me that the buildings in the background of the “then” photo are still behind the Zinc Building at 475 Greenwich now.)
475 GREENWICH (AT WATTS)
I need your help to solved the rest. Send this post to anyone you know who lived here back then, or who knows the area like the back of his/her hand! Note: They could be in Soho.
UPDATE 1/23: Thank you, Sotheby’s International Realty broker Wayne Burkey! He identified the remaining three. Two weren’t in Tribeca, so I don’t feel like I should’ve known them. The other one, however, was right in front of our nose. (The “now” photos are less lined up than before because it’s freezing and I neglected to wear gloves while walking home from 8th Street.)
HARRISON BETWEEN STAPLE AND GREENWICH
GREAT JONES BETWEEN LAFAYETTE AND BOWERY
BOND BETWEEN LAFAYETTE AND BOWERY
Thanks again to Yvonne for letting me run her photos, and thanks to the readers who helped figure out where the photos were taken!
••• Tribeca Then and Now #1: W. Broadway and Duane
••• Tribeca Then and Now #2: Staple, Jay, Harrison, and Hudson
••• Tribeca Then and Now #3: Leonard, Varick, Franklin, N. Moore, and Hudson
••• Tribeca Then and Now #4: Hudson, Holland Tunnel, and Broome
••• Tribeca Then and Now #5: Hubert, Collister, and Greenwich
••• Tribeca Then and Now #6: Greenwich, Beach, Laight, Vestry
••• Tribeca Then and Now #7: Greenwich and Desbrosses
••• Tribeca Then and Now #8: Washington, Laight, Desbrosses, and Watts