Monday, July 31, 2006
NYC: Early 20thC Motown
The Noma Speedster: assembled on the Lower East Side.
The Brewster: built in Queens.
The Durant: assembled in Queens.
From yesterday's NYT:
"NEW YORK CITY is known for many things — finance, fashion, tall buildings, high rents, yellow cabs, the Yankees and the Mets — but automobile manufacturing never seems to make anyone’s list of the city’s highlights. Yet, from the start of the 20th century until well into the 1930’s, more than 50 makes of cars were built in and around New York.
At that time, all the ingredients necessary to build cars — access to raw materials, cheap and efficient shipping, an inexpensive and skilled work force — were accessible. Towns with railroads and cities with ports were thought to have an advantage over areas without them, and a large population seemed to be a key to success."
Welcome to New York City, Motown of the Early 20th Century
NYTimes, July 30, 2006
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