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‘I live on a street in New York that has, surprisingly, not changed all that much since the 1840s. The bend in the street makes it very easy to block and use as a location shoot for movies and TV, so I’ve been able to capture the street in many incarnations going back to the 1880, mostly via Hollywood.’

- Simon Coconino


(1904)


(1961)

(2011)

All photos source: retronaut

Commerce was one of a handful of streets in the vicinity that were named for French revolutionary virtues; others included Art Street (now part of 8th Street), Science Street (which became Waverly Place) and Reason Street (renamed Barrow).  Source: nysonglines

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