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August 19, 2012
Korday Studio/Globe File
An aerial photo taken in 1957 of the New York Streets area two years after the demolition began.
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library
A map of Boston in 1852 shows the location of the New York Streets.
Digital Treasures in Central and Western Massachusetts Digital Library Project
The New York Streets neighborhood was built next to the terminal for what became the Boston & Albany Railroad.
Troy Street, one of the New York Streets, before the area was demolished. Troy Street later became Traveler Street.
Charles Dixon/Globe File/1955
Rubble of demolished buildings in 1955. The area was redeveloped as a light industrial zone.
Demolition of New York streets in progress in 1956. From left to right, Troy, Rochester, Genesee, Oswego, Oneida, and Seneca streets.
Warren Patriquin/Globe File 1972
The Boston Herald-Traveler building occupied land that was formerly part of the New York Streets area.
ELKUS MANFREDI ARCHITECTS
Current plans for the now-vacated Boston Herald site call for four new structures containing 475 apartments and shops and restaurants.