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34 photographs of New York City in the 19th century

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34 photographs of New York City in the 19th century:

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A New York street is shown during the blizzard of 1888. The blizzard that occured March 12-14 paralyzed the city with 40

A New York street is shown during the blizzard of 1888. The blizzard that occured March 12-14 paralyzed the city with 40

This photo shows Broadway, looking north from 10th Street, and Grace Church, right, in New YorK City circa 1880s. (AP Photo)

This photo shows Broadway, looking north from 10th Street, and Grace Church, right, in New YorK City circa 1880s. (AP Photo)

This is an 1878 view of the Third Avenue Line El train tracks, looking north up the east side of the Bowery, at Chatham Square in lower Manhattan, New York. (AP Photo)

This is an 1878 view of the Third Avenue Line El train tracks, looking north up the east side of the Bowery, at Chatham Square in lower Manhattan, New York. (AP Photo)

The awning of a grocery store is damaged from the weight of the snow during the blizzard of 1888 in New York City. The blizzard on March 12-14 paralyzed the city with about 40

The awning of a grocery store is damaged from the weight of the snow during the blizzard of 1888 in New York City. The blizzard on March 12-14 paralyzed the city with about 40

Engineers and trustees of the Brooklyn Bridge are shown on the bridge during construction circa 1880 in New York City. The bridge opened to traffic in 1883. (AP Photo)

Engineers and trustees of the Brooklyn Bridge are shown on the bridge during construction circa 1880 in New York City. The bridge opened to traffic in 1883. (AP Photo)

*** ADDS DATE ** FILE ** This 1876 file photo shows the construction on the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, under construction as viewed from the Brooklyn side of the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge is 125 years old this month and New York City is getting ready to celebrate.The city on Monday May 12, 2008 announced an array of activities including a special bridge lighting, concerts, lectures, film series and family events. (AP Photo, file)

*** ADDS DATE ** FILE ** This 1876 file photo shows the construction on the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, under construction as viewed from the Brooklyn side of the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge is 125 years old this month and New York City is getting ready to celebrate.The city on Monday May 12, 2008 announced an array of activities including a special bridge lighting, concerts, lectures, film series and family events. (AP Photo, file)

The New York Herald building is shown with a bellringer on top in this photo circa 1898 in New York City. (AP Photo)

The New York Herald building is shown with a bellringer on top in this photo circa 1898 in New York City. (AP Photo)

Easter Parade in New York City's Fifth Avenue, circa 1890. (AP Photo/Keystone)

Easter Parade in New York City’s Fifth Avenue, circa 1890. (AP Photo/Keystone)

Women and men ice skate in New York's Central Park in 1893. (AP Photo)

Women and men ice skate in New York’s Central Park in 1893. (AP Photo)

This is a general view of the Third Avenue Line El train tracks, looking north up the Bowery from Grand Street, in New York City, 1891. Note the cable car tracks being installed on the west side of the street. (AP Photo)

This is a general view of the Third Avenue Line El train tracks, looking north up the Bowery from Grand Street, in New York City, 1891. Note the cable car tracks being installed on the west side of the street. (AP Photo)