East 14th - 34th Streets

East 14th - 34th StreetsThe area from Fifth Avenue east to the East River and from 14th Street north to 34th Street comprises a rather eclectic collection of neighborhoods, including Kips Bay, Rose Hill, the former Gas House District, Peter Cooper Village, Stuyvesant Town, Gramercy Park, and Stuyvesant Square. Traditionally, the wealthier neighborhoods had been located toward the west of this region, with the surroundings becoming seedier as one traveled east. Following the creation of the East River Drive (FDR Drive) in the 1930s, the easterly quarters began to improve, especially once the gas tanks were removed from the former Gas House District and Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village were constructed.
Construction of Stuyvesant Town, 1947

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East 14th Street and Fourth Avenue, 1916

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Mason's Materials, East 14th Street, 1916

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