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PM, March 24, 1941, pp. 1 and 32

“Sunday sunners in overcoats at Coney. On beach a few in bathing suits. Mercury stood at 52 when Weegee took picture… Here’s half the crowd at 3 pm yesterday, first Sunday of spring. For rest, lay paper flat to see front and back pages together.”


PM, March 19, 1941, Vol. I, No. 196, p. 32
Tenement Fire On Lower East Side Drives 50 Families Into Cold
“Down in one of New York’s poorest districts, half a hundred families are crowded into an old house at 90 Stanton St. Fire started in an adjacent tenement, was sucked through the air shafts by the high wind, almost smothering all of those who lived there. Here is a rescue.”
Photo by Weegee


New York Herald, September 9, 1865

“To Let – A front room, bedroom, and pantry attached, in a quiet house; a single person preferred. … Rent $40 a month.”
[In 1912 $40 had the same buying power as $1,032 in 2019.]

“To Let – Back basement, two parlors on first floor, two rooms with fireplaces, and one dark bedroom on third story, privilege of under cellar and attic in house No. 90 Stanton St. Rent $260, to a small family. Reference required…”
[In 1912 $260 had the same buying power as $6,938 in 2019.]


New York Press, May 11, 1912

Girl Saves Child from Fire
Rushes Through Flames and Seizes Imperiled Youngster
Jeanette Seidler, 18 yers old, of 90 Stanton St., saved a girl’s life by dashing thorough flames that hemmed in Annie Yarwitz, 7 in a washroom in the rear of the third floor of that tenement house yesterday. The fire was caused by Tarvel Tauber, painter, dropping a lighted candle in a pot of paint when he was painting… The fire routed thirty families, caused a panic among the tenants and did damage estimated at $500.”

PM, March 19, 1941, Vol. I, No. 196, p. 32
Tenement Fire On Lower East Side Drives 50 Families Into Cold
“Down in one of New York’s poorest districts, half a hundred families are crowded into an old house at 90 Stanton St. Fire started in an adjacent tenement, was sucked through the air shafts by the high wind, almost smothering all of those who lived there. Here is a rescue.”
Photo by Weegee

“20 units, 6 stories, built in 1920”


2013


Weegee, Naked City, p. 80

“Murder in Hell’s Kitchen
One looks out of the windows… talks about the weather with a neighbor… or looks at a murder.”

Photo of people in a pair of windows on the second floor of 415 West 48th St

(That’s pretty close to 451 West 47th. St.)

They are above:
Chas. Kemp, plumbing, heating, 415 West 48th, CI rcle 6-9690
Night, Sun, and holidays WI ndsr 6-2536
and
Jos. Beck, electric contractor, 415 West 48, CI rcle 6-9262