This 1919 photo shows a crowd gathering to see the score of the World Series from a scoreboard on Times Tower. Adolph Ochs, owner of New York Times, convinced Mayor George McClellan to rename the area Times Square, in honor of his newspaper.
The Lanier Hotel & Fuerst Bros. Restaurant, 15 Bowery NYC Colourisation Tuesday, July 5, 1921, by George Grantham Bain Proprietors Alex and Sigmund Fuerst s New York City, opposite the old Bowery Theatre. The surrounding area in what is now Chinatown attracted residents and transient visitors at the lower end of the economic ladder, staying in lodging houses, or 'Flop House', where for 5 cents, one could literally 'flop over' in quarters about the size of a standard office cubicle.