My father's 60th birthday is approaching, and I was hoping I would be able to find a photograph of his childhood neighborhood to give to him as part of a gift.
He grew up in an apartment on 11th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. Does anyone know where I might be able to find a picture of the neighborhood from the 1950s, or better yet, maybe have one in their own collection? Are there any landmarks or popular stores from that area that he would be sure to remember? I've checked out Brooklynpix.com and I am not confident that the tax assessment photograph will be of good enough quality.
Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks!