10. Junk Shop on East 29th Street

“A Relic of Old New York – the Junk Shop on East 29th Street.” Electrical New York (1916)

The wood frame building at 203 East 29th Street was already considered old a century ago when Bailey sketched it, perhaps with the expectation that like so many other older building it soon would be replaced. Improbably, it has survived to the present day.

Although this relic has a long history, its exact age is unknown. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, however it is not a designated NYC Landmark meaning it could be torn down or its facade altered as long as no public funds are used.