What you’re looking at above is an amazing photo of Little Italy, a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, in 1900. In 1910 Little Italy had almost 10,000 Italians; that was the peak of the community’s Italian population. At the turn of the 20th century over 90% of the residents of the Fourteenth Ward were of Italian birth or origins. In 2010, Little Italy and Chinatown were listed in a single historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. As of 2014, Little Italy is on the verge of extinction. Continue reading for more.

20. Sunbathers on Coney Island – 1922

19. NYFD’s New Steam-Powered Fire Engine

18. Yankee Stadium Opening Day – 1923

17. Workers Paving 28th Street – 1930

16. Park Avenue Market – 1932

15. Midtown Manhattan – 1935

14. Carnegie Hall – 1935

13. 42nd Street – 1935

12. Men Cut Ice from Kissena Lake in Queens – 1900

11. Madison Square – 1900

10. Times Square – 1903

9. Central Park – 1900

8. Delancey Street – 1908

7. Painters on Brooklyn Bridge – 1914

6. Grand Central – 1920

5. Lannier Hotel – 1921

4. George Washington Bridge – 1936

3. Brooklyn Subway Tracks – 1938

2. Downtown – 1944

1. Chinatown – 1960