Which Historic Charm? (Part 2)
I found this picture on the Museum of the City of New York website. It’s a 1915 shot of Ninth Street and Prospect Park West. Note the trolley tracks that turn onto PPW from Ninth Street and the absence of parked cars. You can also see what appear to be two strollers in the picture, including one being pushed across the street. That’s probably the only thing that hasn’t changed on Prospect Park West in the past ninety-five years.
See my previous entry on why cries of aesthetic desecration are a selective viewing of history.