Old New York in Photos #21

A Farm On The East Side Of Manhattan Circa 1880

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We are looking east towards the East River at the Krappe family farm located at East 87th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B (now renamed York and East End Avenues).

I believe Gracie Mansion is on the left side of the photograph seen partially behind the trees. If anyone has further information, please share.

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4 thoughts on “Old New York in Photos #21

  1. Kevin

    Hi,
    I live on East 84th St. If that’s Grace Mansion on the left, then the farm is on what is now Carl Schurz Park, which is east of what was Avenue B. The park was built in 1910. This photo looks like it was taken circa 1890 at the latest, but I’m no photohistorian.

    These NYC photos are great, by the way.

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    1. B.P. Post author

      Everything seems out of wack in the photo. The only thing that is definite is that it is the Krappe Farm. Maybe it was not on 87th Street. But that is how it was labeled. I wish there was another photo from the same period to compare it to. Btw – I like your web site.

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      1. Kevin

        Thank you! Feel free to subscribe, if you’d like, or just check in from time to time. My recent postings have been irregular, but I hope to get back to my usual 3-4 days a week.

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