By Chris Dyer For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:45 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 21:23 BST, 5 June 2019
Captivating color images show what life in New York City was like when horse-and-carts ruled the roads and the skyline was considerably closer to earth.
Beautiful photochroms, taken approximately 120 years ago, show the artisans and junkmen plying their trade in the bustling Mulberry Street, crowds of fabulously dressed pedestrians parading down Sixth Avenue and the Big Apple's first attempts at dominating the skies.
Over the last two hundred years, millions of migrants have come to New York seeking safe harbor and chasing the American Dream, waving into their new lives by the Statue of Liberty grandly situated just a mile off the coast of Lower Manhattan.
Towards the end of the 19th century, the city's population exploded - more than doubling from 1,515,301 in 1890 to 3,437,202 in 1900.
Today New York's population is over 8.5 million and it attracts tens of millions of tourists every year, keen to take in the sights and sounds of the city which never sleeps.
These images show how the some of the city's most famous streets and districts have evolved, including New York's first tall building, the St Paul, and the city's oldest street, The Bowery, as well as Fifth Avenue, Central Park and Newspaper Row - now called Park Row.
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St Paul Building, another of New York's first tall building built in 1898. It was not a valued architectural feat and described as the 'least attractive design of all New York's skyscrapers'. It was demolished without much public protest in 1958 in order to make way for the Western Electric Building which stands in its place today
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Bowling Green and Lower Broadway, New York City, as it was in 1900 and as it appears today with many more modern skyscrapers and glass buildings than 120 years ago. As the city grew out, it also saw a number of prototype skyscrapers built at the start of the