Oysters were brokered on both the Manhattan waterfronts, Hudson and East Rivers, in rows of two-story boats. Boats served as storefront, office, holding tank, machinery storage and packing house. Capacity of 700 bushels of oysters, accessible to pedestrians and wagons from street side boardwalk. In the back, oysters were loaded from skiffs. (Oyster barges, foot of West 10th Street. NYPL Dennis Collection 1858-1916))
Jewish Market on the East Side, New York between 1890 and 1901 Detroit Publishing Co. The three story building at the left of this image shows an example of the older wooden tenement houses. As described in an 1873 article in Harpers Weeky this type of wooden structure was "liable at any time to take fire, and from its position, and from the fact that it is unprovided with fire escapes, such a casualty might involve a frightful loss of life. "
The Palace Theatre, Broadway theatre located at 1564 Broadway (at West 47th Street) in midtown Manhattan, New York City. From 1913 through about 1929, the Palace attained legendary status among vaudeville performers as the flagship of the monopolistic Keith - Albee organization, and the most desired booking in the country.