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Rockaway, New York, circa 1905. The Bowery looking east.

Rockaway, New York, circa "The Bowery looking east." Much intriguing signage here. inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co

One of the oldest photos of New york City and was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.

One of the oldest photos of New York Ciy. It was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.

East 14th Street looking towards Fifth Avenue, March 13, 1888, after the blizzard.  William E. Light Collection of New York City Photographs, PR 037.  New-York Historical Society, image #84001d.

Gilded Age NYC ~ East Street looking towards Fifth Avenue, March after the blizzard. Light Collection of New York City Photographs, PR New-York Historical Society, image

Long Island circa 1903. "The Bowery -- Rockaway, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

Long Island circa "The Bowery" -- Rockaway, New York dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

It’s the hottest beach in NYC since 1934.

15 Things You Need To Know About Rockaway Beach, NY

Rockaway Playland (Rockaway Beach, NY)

Rockaway Playland (Rockaway Beach, NY) we lived 2 blocks from this amusement park back in the now there's nothing but condos.

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