One of the oldest photos of New York Ciy. It was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.
Lower Broadway in New York City, with the spire of Trinity Church in the background, shows the tall office buildings referred to in Bartleby. Melville presumably conceived of the storys law office as being in the rear of a building of thi
NYC - Stuyvesant Street in an aberration to the city grid plan thanks in part to the presence of St. Mark’s Church and its well-established churchyard.
Museum of City of New York Samuel H. (Samuel Herman) Gottscho Tudor City from Street. View of Tudor City. Tenement buildings with hanging laundry on clotheslines are in the middle- ground. A few men are scattered in the foreground (left).