Ever since The New York Public Library published their Digital Collections of thousands of old photographs of NYC, I’ve been constantly searching the archives which provide a window into our past and needless to say it’s full of amazing pictures of The Bronx.
While 1930s Melrose has packed with the same office buildings along 149th Street that stand today, Throggs Neck is filled with pastoral scenes of empty fields and barely recognizable today.
Software engineer Dan Vanderkamp decided to take the archives a step forward and created a database where all you have to do is click on a dot on a map and up pops a photograph (or more) that was taken at that location. (Head over to OldNYC and see for yourselves but be prepared to spend a lot of time there!)
Here are just a couple of images you will see on your journey but be warned: Make sure you have the spare time because this is HIGHLY ADDICTING!