Speaking of restaurants - let us pause from the panoramas of the Great White Way and visit an era when buildings loomed over streetcars out of proportion to their actual size.

Timeshutter New York says:

For the decade before Prohibition, Churchill's Restaurant and Cabaret was one of the largest and swankiest of the “lobster palaces” along the Great White Way.

The eponymous establishment was the creation of ex-NYPD Captain Jim Churchill.

It closed with the advent of Prohibition; much more here.