|Looking west along 42nd St. from the East River -- Tudor City, the News and Chanin Buildings.|
The view shows the eastern walls of No. 5, No. 25, No. 45 and the Woodstock. At the end of 42nd St. (bottom center), a ramp leads down to the East River, presumably for the offloading of livestock and meatpacking goods. The slaughterhouse district along First Ave. was then in full throttle.