Fifty years ago last week, the ground was broken for the World Trade Center. (You can see what the area looked like as construction began, above.)
To mark this anniversary, James wrote a piece for Curbed about the two distinct but overlapping neighborhoods that occupied the western edge of Lower Manhattan before the World Trade Center: Little Syria and Radio Row.
Read "Before the World Trade Center" at http://ny.curbed.com/2016/8/10/12403024/nyc-world-trade-center-history-little-syria
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