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34th Street NYI Signage

In 2013, 34th Street Partnership launched "KnowNYC", a series of interpretive signs designed to educate curious passersby about the history of the 34th Street District. Recently they added a new sign on the location of the New York Institution of the Blind (NYIB).

When the school was located in Manhattan in the 1800s, that was the name of NYISE. The school at one point owned the entire block of 34th street to 33rd street from 9th Avenue to 8th Avenue. B and H photo is one of the businesses the is located on our former site.