Old New York In Photos #75

This Craggy Road With Shanties Is…

Before we tell you where this is in Manhattan, we’ll give you a minute to study the photo. One clue, it is an area below Central Park.

Give up? It is an undated, unidentified portion of 58th Street.  The photo comes via the New York Public Library stereoview collection.

A guess on the date would be the mid 1870s. As far as the nearest cross street, well that is a challenge. There appear to be two large buildings in the background to the right. Does any reader want to take an educated guess as to where exactly this is?

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