Tribeca Then & Now: Part 2

Thanks again to Tribeca resident Ivan Kosnyrev: He sifted through the New York Public Library’s historical photos of the neighborhood on Oldnyc.org, and then he shot the locations as they look now. Of course, the diptychs can—and should!—be enlarged by clicking on them. (Part 1, covering the south, is here.) And for more on how to buy copies of historical photos, read this post.

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East side of Hudson, between Franklin and N. Moore
1932 photo from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York

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North side of Franklin, between Varick and W. Broadway
1920 photo gift of E. M. Jenks to NYPL

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Northwest corner of Franklin and Varick
1939 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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Sixth Avenue, looking north from Franklin
1927 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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Sixth Avenue, looking south toward White
1932 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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Northeast corner of W. Broadway and White
1939 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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Collister, looking north from Beach
1937 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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Northeast corner of Hubert and Collister
1937 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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North side of Hubert, looking west toward Greenwich
1941 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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Hudson, looking north from N. Moore
1932 photo by Percy Loomis Sperr

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Also in this series:
••• Part 1: South Tribeca
••• Part 3: Northwest Tribeca

8 Comments

  1. Notice how the present day photo of the two photos – Sixth Avenue, looking north from Franklin
    1927 – is still a construction site!

  2. Does anyone know when the building that currently houses the Roxy Hotel was constructed? I’ve tried to research the intersection and have come up with a gas station and possibly a greenhouse / flower market in the past but have been able to confirm very little. Curious to know when the hotel was built and what preceded it.

  3. The nursery immediately proceeded the hotel. The nursery owner was Bob Berg, who passed away from cancer a few years after selling the nursery. He was young. His family still resides in Tribeca. I will not give their names or address out of respect for their privacy.

  4. Ah, so it was a nursery until the late 90’s? Thanks guys for your insights!

  5. The Hotel Builder also owned the Village Voice.

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