This vintage postcard shows a scene of a street running towards The East River, in New York City and is probably showing an image from the 1800s, although the card is newer than 1907. Notice the carriage and horses on the left of the picture. While on the right hand side, you can see telegraph poles. If you very closely, you can see a ship in the East River with sailing masts.
The East River is central to New York City. It separates the island of Manhattan and the Bronx on the North American mainland from Long Island; including the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.
This old postcard showing The East River and some portion of the streets of New York City really gives a good idea of what it looked like in the early 1900s.
Today, much of the waterfront property along the East River on the Manhattan side is owned by the New York City Parks and Recreation Department. They have installed many attractions for the city dwellers and visitors to enjoy: an amphitheater, bike paths, playgrounds, sports fields and courts, gardens, children’s water play areas, and walking paths. The East River today is a place for people in New York City to enjoy the outdoors.