Hey folks –
For a week now, I’ve been working on my latest then-and-now movie locations installment, and this handful of shots has me baffled. I’m hoping someone out there might be able to help identify them. Free Scouting NY magnet to whoever figures out each one first!
1) IRT Subway Entrance – Solved! 1-2-3 commuters! Being an IRT with service to South Ferry and the Bronx, I’m guessing this a 1-train stop. Anyone recognize it? Looks like either midtown or far downtown. That stone structure poking out looks a lot like a corner church. Check out the deli sign on the left offering frankfurters, pastrami sandwiches, and malted milk for a few bits!
2) Subway entrance #2 – SOLVED! This is a complete shot in the dark. No identifying features to speak of, although those flagpoles might be a giveaway. Anyone happen to take this one every day to work?
3) Albert’s Beauty Salon – Solved! I’m sure this salon has been gone for decades, but I’d love to see if the storefront still exists. This is definitely on an avenue, and the address is 807 as seen in the window. Pretty sure it was at 807 Madison, but I’d love it if someone can find a confirmation.
4) Mystery theater near Bowery – Solved! A character passes this movie theater…
…which is located on the corner adjacent to a stop along the old Bowery/3rd Ave elevated train. But where?
We get a pretty big clue when we see the character on the platform above: looking south, the Chrysler building is on his right.
This is the reverse shot looking north:
OK – Go!
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