National Geographic : 1918 Jul
Photograph from the New York Edison Company THE NIGHT GEOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK'S DOWNTOWN DISTRICT This owl's-eye view of Manhattan south of Madison Square antedates the air-defense order of themonth ofJune and was not taken onany of last winter's lightless nights. Far away in the remote background is the light-flooded Woolworth Tower, with thedome oftheSinger Building asa satellite. In the left background twinkle the lights of Brooklyn Bridge. The broad, curving thoroughfare totheleft isFourth avenue, where it becomes the Bowery. In the distant background in the upper right-hand corner one may see the feeble rays ofthelights ontheCommunipaw water front. In the middle distance is Union Square, with Broadway leaving it parallel to Fourth avenue.