Saved From Robert Moses' Lower Manhahattan Expressway
This freeway would have sliced through the neighborhood that is now called SoHo, which was considered a slum at the time but which has since become one of New York's most popular shopping and residential neighborhoods. It is so successful that Cadillac recently decided to move its headquarters to SoHo and to run advertisements campaign meant to rehabilitate the image of that car by showing pictures of it in SoHo. It is unlikely that the neighborhood would have had this revival if Robert Moses' freeway had sliced through it.
I will only be able to use one picture of this street in my book, so I am posting a series of pictures of Broome Street here. These pictures go from west to east, and they are all on the north side of Broome Street between Sullivan Street and the Bowery, which would have been demolished for Moses' freeway.