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From Grit to Green

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Once again, David Dunlap dips into his personal archive and presents identical photos taken 30 years apart to show how times have changed. This time around, it's the Hudson River waterfront at Twelfth Avenue that gets the slider tool treatment: "These two photographs, separated by 30 years, illustrate the transition of the Hudson River shoreline from a declining maritime port to a dismal traffic corridor to a blank-faced institutional backwater to a slender — but welcome — bit of parkland." [NYT]