Gangs of New York

visited New York in 1911

a few days ago

and went back to YouTube to see what else I could find.

This clip from 1931 shows a different side to living in the city.

Gangsters not just in the movies!

And this is Al Capone’s cell in Eastern State penitentiary.

Al Capone
image credit: By Mike Graham from Portland, USA (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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Visit New York in 1911

Moving on from City Symphonies, I’m looking for more good quality city films. This film of New York in 1911 is amazing.

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The Woolworth Building in New York opened on this day in 1913.

The Woolworth Building opened on April 24, 1913.

Woolworth building
image credit: By Miscellaneous Items in High Demand, PPOC, Library of Congress [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
On completion, the Woolworth Building topped the record set by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower as the world’s tallest building.

The Woolworth Building was designed in the neo-Gothic style by the architect Cass Gilbert.

Woolworth Building
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Frank Woolworth commissioned Gilbert to design a 20-story office building as the F. W. Woolworth Company’s new corporate headquarters on Broadway.

Originally designed to be 420 feet (130 m) high, the building was eventually elevated to 792 feet (241 m).

Woolworth building
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At its opening, the Woolworth Building was 60 stories tall and had over 5,000 windows.

The construction cost was US$13.5 million.

New York Colin Campbell Cooper
Hudson River Waterfront, N.Y.C., Colin Campbell Cooper, oil on canvas, 36 x 29 in, New York Historical Society. Included in the view are the Woolworth and Singer buildings, then the first and second tallest buildings in the world. Painted between 1913 and 1921. image credit: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Manhatta, 1921, re-visited

During my chemotherapy resting periods, I’m re-visiting City Symphonies.

Today it’s Manhatta made in 1921 by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand. The captions are from the writing of Walt Whitman.

There’s an interesting article in The New York Times about Manhatta.

The film is short – barely 10 minutes – but if you don’t have time for the whole thing, catch the opening when the mass of commuters arrive on the ferry – awesome!

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