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« on: September 08, 2011, 10:01:44 PM »

The only Radio Row related photos I've been able to find on the web are a few relatively low-res pics of some of the store fronts and street scenes.

Anyone have any links to any collections of Radio Row photos ?  Anyone have any Radio Row pics of their own that they care to post here ?

Here's a couple:

Cortlandt Street, 1936 with the 9th Avenue el in the background:




A beautiful pic from the same location but taken way back in 1908, pre-Radio Row.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10542?size=_original

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 10:27:39 PM »



A beautiful pic from the same location but taken way back in 1908, pre-Radio Row.

http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a22878a.jpg


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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 10:40:51 PM »



A beautiful pic from the same location but taken way back in 1908, pre-Radio Row.

http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a22878a.jpg


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I modified the link.  The earlier one only seems to work if the image is in in already your browser cache.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/10542?size=_original
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 10:59:31 PM »

Great pictures....Thanks !!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 03:23:28 AM »

http://nyc-architecture.com/GON/GON031.htm

It's been a while since this was listed.  Various photos from the mid 50's and earlie, from New York Architecture Images article.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 08:02:29 AM »

A few years back on NPR there was a very interesting program about Radio Row, complete with interviews of some of the early store owners.
Wonderful story, saved the audio file somewhere, you might be able to find it on the web.
No photos, just radio audio, but very well done!

http://www.sonicmemorial.org/sonic/public/radiorow/radiorow.html
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011, 09:42:07 AM »

Hi Bruce, I posted a link to that radio row program in the other thread. Here it is.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3052004
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011, 04:26:45 PM »

Hi Bruce, I posted a link to that radio row program in the other thread. Here it is.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3052004

Thank you for the post
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011, 09:24:00 PM »

Those photos claiming to be 1960 or late 50's are actually very early 50's.

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011, 09:24:34 PM »

Hi Bruce, I posted a link to that radio row program in the other thread. Here it is.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3052004


Thanks Mike, I had recorded that at one point, but after switching homes, computers, etc. I seemed to have lost it, thanks for the link!
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 04:46:59 PM »

Another Radio Row pic for September 11.




* Radio Row 1936 1.jpg (117.99 KB, 876x463 - viewed 906 times.)

* Shortwave.jpg (9.67 KB, 149x137 - viewed 1746 times.)
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2011, 11:06:13 PM »

Opposite view of Cortlandt Street (looking west) with "Short Wave Radio" in the foreground and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR Pier Station in the background.



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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2011, 10:37:05 PM »

Radio Row and the surrounding area that was razed to make way for the WTC.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/4352233254_9d24ccb0e2_b.jpg

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2011, 11:22:59 AM »

People would kill for that 32 Ford today Shocked

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2011, 04:51:37 PM »

Shot from the platform of the 9th Avenue El at Cortlandt Street.  Perhaps the view that you would have had while waiting for your train after you had just picked up your brand spankin' new Hallicrafters S-20 "Champion of the Skies".

If you look real close in the following link you'll see a Bromo-Seltzer ad on the platform featuring what looks like a baseball player. But who is it ?

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-R5D5wT3RhQI/RhKq-hoWOqI/AAAAAAAAANo/KbpkVXyPV5U/ph10016.jpg

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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2011, 07:33:09 PM »

Joe McCarthy, the Yankees manager who did Bromo ads in 1938

http://www.amazon.com/McCarthy-Yankees-Bromo-Seltzer-Advertisement-Bulletin/dp/B001HY4UYK
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2011, 09:20:53 PM »

Reportedly, a  lot of the store owners simply padlocked their shops and accepted the Port Authority's measly compensation, before the building was bulldozed down, contents and all. A well-known ham who occasionally frequents this board once told me he and some friends sneaked in at night and broke into one of the padlocked stores and pulled out some transmitting tubes just before the building was to be demolished.

Of course, some jobsworth types (who also frequent this board) would whine that the owners were merely exercising their legal rights in leaving the stuff to be destroyed, and that the AMers who grabbed the tubes ahead of the bulldozers were guilty of theft.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2011, 09:47:14 PM »


Thanks. I scanned several Life magazine issues from the 30's .. (there were lots of well known people that did Bromo-Seltzer ads) hoping to find the same ad photo as on the train platform. I saw the Joe McCarthy ad in Life but the face didn't look like the face in the train platform ad ... but then again its hard to tell.
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2011, 12:17:12 PM »

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Protesters in front of Oscar's at 176 Greenwich.

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-257797-galleryV9-rydu.jpg

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2011, 03:55:22 PM »

 
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I saw the Joe McCarthy ad in Life but the face didn't look like the face in the train platform ad ... but then again its hard to tell.

Its him. Use a graphics program to partially rotate and fill in.

As a kid before and after getting a ham ticket I rode every line in the NYC system many times just for enjoyment, the EL's where my favorites and the open platform wooden cars of the Myrtle Ave line was my #1 favorite.

You had to live in the NYC area of those days to appreciate the massive elevated network. The photos in the link belw really bring back the memories.

http://www.nycsubway.org/articles/theymovedthemillions1.html

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2011, 01:11:42 PM »

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I saw the Joe McCarthy ad in Life but the face didn't look like the face in the train platform ad ... but then again its hard to tell.

Its him. Use a graphics program to partially rotate and fill in.

As a kid before and after getting a ham ticket I rode every line in the NYC system many times just for enjoyment, the EL's where my favorites and the open platform wooden cars of the Myrtle Ave line was my #1 favorite.

You had to live in the NYC area of those days to appreciate the massive elevated network. The photos in the link belw really bring back the memories.

http://www.nycsubway.org/articles/theymovedthemillions1.html

Carl

I used to live in Manhattan but the elevated railway was long gone before my arrival.  I would have loved to have traveled through the city on the el.

Here's a short color film called "3rd Avenue El" here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEG4re43ub8

... and some other cool footage of the El's here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85SoH6cjiOc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtE2gC_fJ7Y


Clip of the El from the 1949 film "Port of New York"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLM23mWRs8U
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2011, 07:48:24 AM »

Oscar Nadel and wife in front of Oscar's Radio during the WTC protests on Radio Row.

http://www.nydailynewspix.com/sales/sales_image.php?name=N1984407.JPG&id=55685&lb=4_389463&size=medium

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2011, 09:18:06 AM »

I spent hours yesterday watching those El videos, didnt realize there were so many.
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2011, 07:42:52 PM »

Radio Row aerial view then and "now".

1954 aerial (upper photo) vs 2009 aerial (lower photo) of the same area.

If you use the 2009 photo as a reference the new WTC construction area in the center shows you where Radio Row used to be in a low-rise neighborhood.
In the 1954 photo you see Hudson (North) river Piers 1 thorugh 21. These were replaced with landfill to support the World Finanacial Center / Battery Park City.    

Time marches on.

http://www.alamy.com/thumbs/6/%7B19E3B7EE-9238-4174-AACE-3EA3C0401FB5%7D/C49K3M.jpg


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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2011, 11:06:20 PM »

And most of it used to be under water. It's reclaimed land previously in the Hudson river.
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