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Where & When: Game 36

[Blink, Blink] Already? Welcome Back for another round of Where & When! Seems our last game was a vintage toughie; if you didn’t see the answer, take the time to go back and and see what happened.  When you’re done, come back and take a look at this picture and get your typing fingers warmed up:

Where & When Game 36

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What a beauty, eh? This one’s not as hard as yesterday, only because I’m not asking you to find an obscure clue in the background; though from the looks of it, there might be something that will help you pinpoint the general region beyond the obvious stuff.  I’m rolling over the contraband from yesterday since nobody really won that game, so first person with the answer gets a full mug to keep you warm.  The rest who follow through will have to settle with a doughnut of choice.  You get an extra one if you can give us a little history about what’s in this picture.

Happy now? Then let’s play, and no peeking at the credit.

[Photo Credit: War Of Yesterday]


1 RIYank   ~  Feb 11, 2014 2:58 pm

"Aha" moment: I think I detect a connection to yesterday's...

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 11, 2014 2:58 pm

That photograph is beautiful.

3 RIYank   ~  Feb 11, 2014 3:12 pm

Yeah, I found it.
That "Hudson Tunnels" awning is still there, on Christopher St. between Hudson and Greenwich.

I thought it might be a Holland Tunnel thing. (Also, when I googled "Hudson Tunnels" it auto-filled "on Christopher Street"!) And just down the street you can see the "high line", an elevated train line. This photo is maybe 1929? So that line was not long for this world.

Further in the background is the spire of Saint Veronica's.

4 rbj   ~  Feb 11, 2014 3:13 pm

Hudson Tunnels elevated subway new york doesn't work, nor does
hudson tunnels railway

Looks to be 1930s. Don't have much time today.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 11, 2014 4:09 pm

3) Wow, good work.

6 TheGreenMan   ~  Feb 11, 2014 4:19 pm

[3] Yeah, good job. That was quick. Love the photo, especially the people captured. Must be a young girl over by the barber shop on the far left, mid-ground. Because that would be a pretty short skirt for a woman in those days.

So is that "Hudson Tunnels" entrance now the Christopher St PATH station? I've never taken the PATH from there, but that's a pretty cool station entrance.

7 RIYank   ~  Feb 11, 2014 4:47 pm

[6] No, it appears to be a residential building, actually.
Take a google-walk down Christopher between Hudson and Greenwich.

8 TheGreenMan   ~  Feb 12, 2014 10:20 am

[7] I did and it shows a set of stairs heading down, like a subway stop. Maybe the building above is residential, but it appears to be a PATH or subway entrance. Anyway, I'd rather take a real walk down Christopher between Hudson and Greenwich. When it's warmer out, of course. ;)

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