This is a photo of Brennan Farm House, once home to Edgar Allen Poe. This is not far from my apartment, probably about a 15 minute walk, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
This picture is from 1879. My five-story apartment building went up in 1939. That's how quickly a landscape of quaint cottages can turn into one of the most densely-populated places in North America.
@srol Fun fact: Most of upper Manhattan has been leveled to the street level you see in that pic. But there's a few around that are at their original elevation, on weird little rock islands.
A cozy little tomb full of friendly ghouls.