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UWS Stores From the '80s

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Back in 1982, photographer Daniel Weeks decided to photograph every block in NYC. He thought about assembling a "YellowPages style photo-directory" of the storefronts, but it got too expensive so the project was dropped. But now he's back at it, and West Side Rag has a few of the photos from the UWS. In a shot of Columbus Avenue, you can see the old storefront for The Last Wound-Up, a shop that had "the world's largest collection of wind-up toys and music boxes." [West Side Rag]