See New York City then and now: Fascinating photos show side-by-side how the city looked in the early 1900s compared to today


posted Monday, August 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT


Earlier this year, we shared some amazing images showing Paris today versus how it looked in the early 1900s, thanks to a cool, interactive slider tool. Now someone has done a similar thing with New York City, juxtaposing current Gotham shots next to images of the Big Apple from the early 20th century.

And yes, sliding between past and present day NYC is a ton of fun!

Check it out at NYC Grid but make sure you set aside some free time because it can get pretty addictive. (We've posted a few of the NYC side-by-sides below, but without the benefit of the before-and-after sliding tool.)

(Via Gothamist)