Staten Island in the 1930s and 1940s

Staten OLD-land: Vintage shots show quirky stores, majestic homes of a bygone era

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The New York City Municipal Archives has digitized more than 720,000 photos of properties in the five boroughs taken between 1939 and 1941. Organized by block-and-lot numbers, the photos are an amazing treasure trove of spectacular homes, quirky stores and other long-vanished structures.