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Go On, See What 1940s New York City Spots Look Like Today

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[Photos via Nick Carr/Scouting NY]

Nick Carr of Scouting NY has outdone himself this time, by going around and taking photos to match up with still captures from the 1948 Mark Hellinger film The Naked City. While New York City is often said to be "its own character," or something along those lines, in movies and books, that's especially true in the case of this one, as it was filmed almost entirely in the streets of the city (in an era, no less, when movies were rarely shot on location). Carr's juxtaposed images show departed storefronts, aboveground train tracks, entire blocks, and more.

· The Filming Locations of The Naked City – Part 1: The Lower East Side & Williamsburg Bridge [Scouting NY]
· Previous Scouting NY posts [Curbed]