New York of Today

Anon | 1910 | ★★★★½
Produced by The Edison Manufacturing Company to advertise the city’s great tourist potential, this fascinating short documentary provides an invaluable record of New York life in 1910. Visiting Grant’s Tomb, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Luna Park, Wall Street, Chinatown, an unnamed ghetto, and The MetLife and Flat Iron Buildings, the film examines the city’s architecture, people, and leisure facilities with equal interest.