Just saw this from on a link from one of my Linkedin groups. It shows areal views of NY in the 1920s click on photo to go to the website. Romantic now but maybe not so much then. You can see high rises in Wall Street, mid-town, and shsh upper East Side. It was said land was so expensive millionaires near central park could not afford to live in there own mansions. The Empire State Building was not build yet. The pictures show close to 10 percent of all industrial production in the United States and the largest port in the US and maybe the world. Life was probably much like Hong Kong in the 1960s or Shanghai a few years ago in terms of income and infrastructure.