Earlier this month the New York Public Library launched their interactive map site, which allows users to bring the old city landscape together with the current one. Now the folks at SepiaTown are zooming in a little bit closer. The site, which just launched, "lets people experience the past through a large and growing collection of user-submitted, mapped historical images."
Currently there are around 400 images on the site, and a cumbersome looking map with thumbnails of those images. If all goes as planned, the site will be adding new features and growing in the next few months—when they promise "a mobile version, filtering by date and media type, film and audio upload, plus individualized pages for registered users."
Hopefully they'll also include more information with each image uploaded. For example, the picture above is just captioned: "222 Columbia Heights. 1936." Through the Google machine, one can find a little bit more information at the Museum of the City of New York, where they note that the home pictured was built in 1865 for the Cornell Family, and "although Brooklyn Heights was designated a historic district in 1965, the Cornell mansion was torn down and replaced in 1982 with a small apartment house. To meet landmark regulations, the apartment house conformed to the shape of the original mansion."