The New Yorker Hotel at 8th Avenue and 34th Street, Manhattan
|The New Yorker, 8th Avenue at 34th Street, in 1979.|
|Undated photo of the New Yorker, ca. 1940 (courtesy New Yorker Hotel).|
|The New Yorker Hotel ca. 1948.|
The most noticeable thing about the New Yorker from street level is probably the sign. The original sign stopped working in 1967 during the hotel's troubled times, and it was not replaced (with a new LED version) until 2005. Otherwise, except for some cosmetic improvements, the
|34th Street looking east toward 8th Avenue, NYC, November 2017 (Google Street View).|
|The New Yorker, looking up 8th Avenue from 34th Street, November 2017 (Google Street View).|
I hope you enjoyed this entry in our "the more things change, the more they stay the same" series. The massive piles in the center of Manhattan have had an enduring quality that retains the mystique of the 1930s while remaining very much in the here and now. Please visit some of our other pages in this series!