In 1914, the men of New York climbed the wires of the Brooklyn Bridge without a care in the world. Nowadays, there better be a microbrew or apple device up there because that's all they care about. See more incredible historic photos of New York City like this one below...
Digging up Delancey Street in 1908, while a Jewish youngster dreams of escape.
Not a Q train in sight. A column of the Manhattan Bridge, four years before completion in 1908.
Stunning Grand Central Station in 1937. Years before the Apple store opened.
Two men found at the bottom of an elevator shaft in 1915.
But this road still isn't paved? Workers on 28th St in 1930.
Breakfast special for ten cents? Sign me up. 6th and 40th St during the Second World War.
Baseball hunk Babe Ruth and fans at the 1936 World Series.
Doesn't he know about PATH? A resident of New Jersey watches the Manhattan skyline in 1936.
Goin' shopping on East 42nd St circa 1890.
A church on Norfolk Street in the late 1980s.
I guess the 1 train never changed. Lower Manhattan subway, undated.
Triborough Bridge in-progress, 1936.
Well, I never! Shirtless New Yorkers cool down in Astoria, summer 1940.
Everyday they're hustling, people on the Lower East Side during The Great Depression.