This is in Australia, not NYC, but I can see my characters browsing in a bookstore like this. Cole's Book Arcade ( ca. 1900) by ookami_dou, via Flickr

This is the ground floor of Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne as it was in The top flat can be seen in the previous set of pictures. Half of a stereoview by George Rose. The business continued to operate after Cole's death in finally closing in

Old news stand Flinders Street Station Concourse MELBOURNE Australia (wish these were still there...they looked great...look at all the mags hanging up)

Old news stand Flinders Street Station Concourse MELBOURNE Australia (wish these were still there.they looked great.look at all the mags hanging up)

Spencer Street East between Little Collins and Collins Streets, Melbourne 1967

HISTORY: Spencer Street East, between Little Collins and Collins Streets, Melbourne: 1967

Allen's Sweets neon sign (now dismantled) in Melbourne, Australia (adonline.id.au)

The iconic ALLEN'S lollies (Sweets) neon sign in South Melbourne, Victoria was dismantled a while ago.

Federal Coffee Palace, Melbourne - unfortunately demolished

Which city structures should have been saved from the wrecking ball? After our selection of lost gems, you shared your own suggestions and memories – from Delhi’s Hall of Nations to Birmingham’s Central Library

Flinders Street station Melbourne, Australia decorated for the Victorian Railways Centenary and Royal visit 1954.

Flinders Street station Melbourne, Australia decorated for the Victorian Railways Centenary and Royal visit

My favorite Angus O'Callaghan shot. Princess Bridge early evening 1969.

Swanston Street from Princes Bridge Angus O'Callaghan

Flinders Street Melbourne Victoria Australia Vintage Rose Postcard

Swanston Street with Flinder's Street Station on the left - Melbourne, date unknown

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