Like The Second Avenue Subway? Remember The 3rd Avenue “El”

Forget the Second Avenue subway—we’re obsessed with this elevated train on Third Avenue. In a new exhibit at the New York Transit Museum, there are vintage photos of the train from 1955, the year it closed. The photographer was Sid Kaplan, who was only 17 years old when he got these shots.

The aboveground railroad in Manhattan was like a High Line of the East Side and one of the four lines in Manhattan in the late 1800s. It eventually ran from the South Ferry terminal up to 113rd Street. The northern Bronx stations remained in service until 1973, but the rest of the railroad was demolished soon after its 1955 closure. Forget the Second Avenue subway—we’re obsessed with this elevated train on Third Avenue.  The photographer was Sid Kaplan, who was only 17 years old when he got these shots.

Feature image is East Village near Cooper Union

Below is 84th Street near station.

The perfect place for that special day

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Looking for the perfect place for a wedding, reunion, retirement, showers or some other type of celebration? Consider The Windamere in Middletown. I love this place! It’s beautiful. It’s rich in history and classy.

This venue used to be an old bank. After the closure of the bank, a local couple bought and completely rehabbed the location. From scrapping crap off the old marble floor, polishing and shining the still intact volts, to replacing or cleaning every aspect of this location- they did it together, little by little. But, their work paid off because it is absolutely breathtaking.

The owners, Mica and Scott are absolutely amazing to work with. They literally bend over backward to help ensure your event is the best it can possibly be.

My daughter got married here and I attended a private event, Middletown’s Ladies Night Out, and both events were absolutely beautiful. It offers approximately…

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