NEW YORK – In an upward race to reach new heights, it seems that every day a new massive high-rise building is altering the city’s skyline. While the technical innovation and sleek structures command attention and applause, sometimes it’s nice to reflect on the city’s simpler times when 22-story buildings were considered groundbreaking, and dinner would not be complete without a fresh cut from the local butcher shop. To reminisce on Manhattan and the rise of its most beloved neighborhoods and landmarks, click ahead to rediscover the city through vintage photos from Sotheby's upcoming Photographs sale.


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