Guess the Year on Gothamist

August 3rd, 2010 by Sarah Laleman Ward

All this New York history stuff from WNYC reminded me that the good folks over at Gothamist (one of my favorite fun ways to keep up with the goings-on in our great city)  have been conducting a fun NYC history experiment of their own for the last several weeks.

Each week, they post a new historic New York photo and ask readers to comment on what year they think the photo was taken, and where. Then they update the posting later in the day with the date and more information about the photo.

Quiz yourself – see if you can guess the year without cheating! Here’s the photo from today’s post:

EDITED TO ADD: Check back  on Gothamist for the year and location of the photo, as well as a current photo of the same location!

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3 Responses to “Guess the Year on Gothamist”

  1. Zoe Says:

    This is such a beautiful building! And what an unusual quiz! I’m sure i’d be way off the mark if I tried to guess but still its a great idea. Great for old architecture enthusiasts!

  2. Hal Says:

    This could be a number of places, but I’ll guess 64th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, 1912. It would help to see the man more clearly, but his attire looks pre-WWI to me.

  3. example Says:

    way off the mark if I tried to guess but still its a great idea. Great for old architecture enthusiasts!

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