New York Studio Toy Association of Disabled Persons 1915
• The New York Toy Workshop Disabled Association 1915
"To give an opportunity to employ older persons with disabilities, the Association is conducting an experiment with a workshop for the manufacture of toys," - wrote the newspaper July 27, 1916. - "Thomas L. 52 years, lost his leg twenty years ago, and for eighteen years he worked on the canal boat with a very bad foot prosthesis His eyesight deteriorated and he could no longer work in the same place in one day last fall.. Thomas sat in Battery Park, without any prospect of getting a job when someone told him about the workshop production of toys. He immediately hit the road to 50th street to apply for a job. He went to work the next morning and now It is one of the best artists in the studio . He has no family or friends who could help him. " In this workshop the elderly can work as far as their strength. It is better to cash-strapped idleness or almshouses suffering.
For many of these old shop is not only the choice between the almshouse and independent income. It is also open for those who need an easy job and the brief hours of work not only as a means of support, but also as an aid in the restoration of health, and in some cases, and to gain confidence.
The house number 28 and all the other buildings on the south side of 51 Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue were demolished during the construction of Rockefeller Center in 1930.