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Posted By Jon DeRosa On March 30, 2012 @ 8:36 am In Bronx Banter,Jon DeRosa,Lost NY,New York City Pictures,New York Minute,NYC,NYC History | Comments Disabled

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After three or four years of avoiding the arduous climb whenever possible, I now usually take the stairs at 215th St and Broadway [2] when I have a choice. There are 110 of ‘em so it’s a challenge, but a welcome one after desk-jockeying all day.

2010.

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1915.

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This picture from 1916, taken from the East side of Broadway gives you a better idea of the climb.

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What challenges do look forward to on your walks about town? Which ones do you avoid? I know I try to avoid the subway on treks of less than twenty blocks, though I’ll train it for less than ten in the rain.

 

Photos via myinwood.net [2] & placematters.net [6]


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[6] placematters.net: http://www.placematters.net/

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