Harlem, NY 1983

Some early 80s urban decay in Harlem captured by Thomas Hoepker.

Photo:  Harlem, NY, 1983 by Thomas HoepkerHarlem, NY, 1983 by Thomas Hoepker

The Church of Saint Michael and School Building

Here’s a crazy old shot of the Church of St. Michael and the school building on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, which appears to have been shot from the south side of 43rd street between 4th and 5th avenues. I’m guessing this was taken some time in the 1930s. If I am not mistaken, the Catholic school has been replaced by a public school, but the church is still in full effect.

Photo:  St. Michael Church and School on 4th Ave in BrooklynSt. Michael Church and School on 4th Ave in Brooklyn

Old 68th Precinct in Brooklyn

Another pic I found on the internet a few years ago, but can’t remember where, exactly. Think I may have gotten it from Sunset Parker, but I’m not sure. I love seeing pics of this building, from when it was still open and in use. I grew up on this block and this building has been closed and boarded up the whole time.

Photo: Old 68th Precinct in BrooklynOld 68th Precinct in Brooklyn