A Train Ride New Yorkers Will Never Experience Again
This ten minute impressionistic documentary film Third Avenue El (1950) is occasionally shown on Turner Classic Movies. If you love old New York City and have never seen the film, I strongly recommend you watch it (below).
On all levels this is a magnificent film and I’m so grateful that writer/director Carson Davidson preserved so many aspects of mid-century New York, all in glorious color.
Service on the Third Ave. El ended in 1955 and the tracks were soon torn down, forever altering the streets of New York.