August 23, 2018

Remember New York: 50 Fascinating Snaps That Capture Street Scenes of Lower Manhattan in 1980

Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan or Downtown New York, is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in the City of New York, which itself originated at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624, at a point which now constitutes the present-day Financial District.

These fascinating snapshots from Ed Sijmons that show what Lower Manhattan looked like in 1980.

6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) with taxis and far away Empire State Building

6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)

A 1951 Pontiac Chieftain in Orchard Street

Advertising, wallpainting, vans on Delancey Street near The Bowery

Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and West 8th Street, looking east

Battery Park, WTC, Manhattan, Hudson

Brooklyn Bridge seen from Dover Street

Building site near 2nd Avenue

Chase Manhattan Bank on Fifth Avenue

Chatham Square in Chinatown near Doyers Street and The Bowery

Checker Cab on Second Avenue

Chevrolet, 7th Avenue near Barrow Street

Downtown Manhattan, seen from Brooklyn Bridge

FDNY Fire Engine near Second Avenue, near Bowery

Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive, East River and Brooklyn

Holland Tunnel near Hudson Street and Hudson river

Lower Manhattan street scenes

Lower Manhattan street scenes

Manhattan Municipal Building (Centre Street) and Court of Appeals (Foley Square)

Manhattan seen from Brooklyn Bridge

Michael's Ice Cream in Chinatown

"Miss Liberty" of the Circle Line (Ferry to Statue of Liberty)

Mural at junction of 2nd Avenue and East Houston Street

Mural of Dutch cocoa

Near The Bowery and China Town

Near The Bowery with GMC truck "Turner's"

New York harbour

Old houses at Hudson and Dominick Streets

Orchard Street

Orchard Street

Paramount Building in the center with clock and globe is 1501 Broadway

Park and buildings near The Battery

Rent-a-Truck near The Bowery, Cooper Square

Seventh Avenue in the Village near Bleecker

Sol Moscot Opticians on corner of Delancey and Orchard Streets

Street scenes in Lower Manhattan

Street scenes near Second Avenue

Stuyvesant Street seen from Third Avenue to Second Avenue

The Battery with "O'HENRY's FILM WORKS"

The Bowery near Bleecker and Bond Streets, Empire State Building in the distance

The Manhattan Savings Bank (demolished) in Chinatown

The Manhattan Savings Bank (demolished), Chatham Square - Kimlau Square

Twin Towers on the far left

Wallpainting by Cityarts Workshop Inc. on Forsyth Street, just north of Delancey

Wallpainting near East Street

Wallpaintings in East Houston Street at the corner of 2nd Avenue.

Wallpaintings in East Houston Street at the corner of 2nd Avenue

"WITTMAYER STUDIOS" for weddings, bar mitzvahs and portraits, 158 Rivington Street

WTC reflection

WTC World Trade Center seen from China Town





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