Thanks, Phyl Jennings, for sending this article by Helene Wecker about NYC in 1899. How the place had changed in the 50 years since Poe's time!
New York in 1899 – Helene Wecker
It’s 1899, the cusp of the 20th century, and New York City has never been more fascinating. Queens and Staten Island formally become part of New York City, bringing the city’s population to nearly 3,500,000. The majestic Brooklyn Bridge still holds its title as the longest suspension bridge in the w…
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