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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel, after all on 42nd Street

In this remarkable photo obtained from the New York Public Library Archive, we see a 42nd Street trolley pose at the east end of a short tunnel on 42nd Street.  This photo is dated 7/23/1939 and is labeled from P. L. Sperr.  This photo is only used for research purposes showing not a well known tunnel, called the Prospect Hill Tunnel.

You are facing west on 42nd Street I believe at 1st Avenue.  The East River is to the photographer's back.  This is a great photo.  Tudor City was built by this time.  What a classic shot and a great streetlamp above on the street.

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