Welcome back to Cornerspotter, Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph from the Museum of the City of New York. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into New York City and its past!
This photograph, snapped in 1894, doesn't give too much away about where it may have been taken, so it may be helpful to know that the area's done a 180 in the past 121 years. You won't find shacks at this intersection today, but much of the abutting area's outdoor space has been preserved. The pictured site now serves a particular purpose in the common good. Where was this picture taken way back in 1894?
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