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PM Daily, January 6, 1942, p. 12

2. But this policeman found an auto near Radio City parked illegally, and left a ticket…
3. For Eddie Grosso, musician, of 34-40 83d St., Jackson Heights. Grosso faces $4 fine under new law. He parked his car, attended to business in Radio City, got souvenir.
PM Photos by Weegee

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Weegee Daily, January 6, 2013
2. A meter maid, or New York City traffic enforcement agent, found this van near Radio City parked illegally, and left a ticket…
3. A/C repairman faces a $65 fine. He parked his van, attended to business in Radio City, got souvenir.
Weegee Daily Photos by Ceegee

Weegee Daily Map!


Weegee, PM Daily, July 23, 1942

Rationing of gasoline via permanent coupons started yesterday. In the photo, cars lined up in front of stations without gas. Sam Fromen, junkman, and his faithful steed had laugh on autoists at this Seventh Ave. station. Later in the day, after stations got gas, motorists stayed away in droves. Afraid of disappointment, perhaps. PM Photo by Weegee


Ceegee, Weegee Daily, July 23, 2012

Irrational. No rationing on this Seventh Ave. block. The gulf between the past and the present is thicker than bricks… WD Photo by Ceegee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We let our fingers do the walking to find this location… According to the 1940 Manhattan telephone book (courtesy of NYPL), there were two Bricks Service Stations on 7th Ave. The one at 161 7th Ave. is behind the Gulf gas station in Weegee’s photo. A local resident on a bike helped us identify the “art deco” building in the background…


Close, but no cigar…


The Google Street view of the Weegee photo.