Given that there is an advertisement for the movie “Laura” in the background, it is likely this photo dates to 1944. There are also advertisements for the re-election of Assemblymember MacNeil Mitchell, one of the two namesakes of New York’s Mitchell-Lama housing program.

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Date
1944
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"Third Avenue Elevated Train Station at 14th Street looking west, with the old Academy of Music (later the Palladium), 126 East 14th Street, visible behind" Village Preservation (GVSHP) Image Archive, accessed Sep 28, 2020, https://www.villagepreservation.org/ia_image/el-station-2/.