Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 2:48PM
Two-story brownstones completely dominate the north side of Eighth Street between Seventh and Eighth in this photo from 1949.
The view today may be slightly blocked by trees (look how that odd tree in the middle with the two tall branches is still there!), but other than the addition of more cars, the view is still completely the same. The top photo could have very easily been taken in Midtown Manhattan in the early 1900s, but that streetscape would be completely gone today.