Manhattan Snaps: Building boom in ‘59

In recent years, it seems like there is construction wherever you turn in Greenwich Village and throughout Manhattan. But this may be a case where everything old is new again, as this Con Edison ad in the Sept. 3, 1959 issue of The Villager seemingly addresses peoples’ complaints about frequent construction and digging. It partly reads, “we’ll have to keep at it as long as there’s a building boom in New York,” and adds “We try to do all street work as painlessly for everyone as possible.”

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