Thursday/ Times Square, then and now

I had a picture from twenty years ago, of a New York City street corner somewhere in Times Square, and I stubbornly used Google Street View until I finally found the place that I had taken the 1999 picture from.  It looks very different today!

P.S. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he is running for President in 2020 today. The count of Democratic candidates is now at 23.

Here’s the April 1999 picture that I had taken. It turned out that the Subway neon sign (middle left) is still there today. And I could use the tall white building on the far right to verify this is the corner of 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. P.S. Disney’s Lion King animated movie was released in 1994. Lion King as a musical debuted on stage in October of 1997, and has since become a monstrous success. By 2017 it had grossed some $8.1 billion.
Here is as close as I could get to the spot that I had stood on, for that picture of April 1999, in the latest Google Street View (Oct. 2018) images.  The Subway sign is still there, and a sliver of the white building in the 1999 picture can be made out down the street.

2 Replies to “Thursday/ Times Square, then and now”

  1. Good work in re-looking at an old memory. I’ve always been interested in going back to see houses currently that I have pictures of when I lived in them many years ago.

    1. Yes, it’s interesting to do that, and see what changed! Some things stay around for a long time in one form or another, though. Seems in the Google Street View picture someone – maybe Netflix – is advertising the Clint Eastwood’s classic Western ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, a movie which was released in 1967!

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