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How New Yorkers Lived 150 Years Ago: From The First Hipster Bar To The 70-Pound Bike

By Sponsor in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 7, 2012 5:00PM

Ever wonder what this website would look like if it were written in the 1860s? Well, first of all, it'd probably only be a weekly, and when we complained about the cost of mass transit, we'd be talking pennies a ride! Anyway, back then, more than 814,000 people were living in New York City's Manhattan, many in the slums of Five Points, with communities starting to emerge in the wilderness above 42nd Street. Click through for a look at what life in New York City was like 150 years ago...

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