Welcome to Cornerspotter, Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into New York City and its past!
Pictured here not long after it was built, this block-long row of apartment buildings looks largely the same today, save for the addition of a colorful awning above each storefront. The elevated train line in the distance was built less than a decade prior to the completion of these buildings, and the intersection remains a busy commercial hub today, although one of the streets has been renamed. Do you know the location of these buildings? Bonus points for knowing the year they were built.
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