See How New York City's Cars Have Changed Over The Decades

See How New York City's Cars Have Changed Over The DecadesS

Unlike most people, when I compare pictures of cities from bygone eras to what they look like now, my eyes immediately go toward the cars.

Our pals at Gizmodo have the scoop on a blog that matches up photos of modern-day New York with what the city looked like in decades past. It's fun to see how the city's landscape has changed, but it's even more fun to spot the cool old cars.

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Incredible Before-and-After Photos Match Up Old and New NYC

Incredible Before-and-After Photos Match Up Old and New NYCS

New York documentarian Paul Sahner's blog NYC Grid is a lovely project, and amongst the coolest recurring features on the site is Before & After, which compares archival images of New York monuments with photos of the same spot today. Above, we see the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge as it was in 1915, compared with the monster in 2013.

To clarify, the slider works on NYC Grid but not on our page.

Many of the photos on these pages are equipped with an interactive slider that lets you transition between the before and after photos. (We've experimented with this concept before.) The effect is pretty spectacular, and it's particularly stirring because Sahner does such a lovely job matching the photos up perfectly. Check it out. [NYC Grid via Gothamist]

Incredible Before-and-After Photos Match Up Old and New NYCS

Incredible Before-and-After Photos Match Up Old and New NYCS

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