This page studies the corner of E 14th and Ave M, spots (5), (6), (7), and (8) above. Remember to click each image for a larger view.
The menacing car owner patiently waits in his convertible across from (5) 1306 E 14th, after Roscoe promises to unhitch their vehicles. Notice the distinctive twin windows and doors. The door furthest to the right has now been bricked shut.
Disaster! Instead of uncoupling their cars, Roscoe’s forward motion north towards the corner of E 14th and Ave M (7) tears the convertible apart.
Roscoe enters the intersection of E 14th and Ave M (7), towing the remnants of the convertible behind him.
During a prior scene when the convertible is still intact, Roscoe drags the car into Ave M (6), providing a view west. The north side of Ave M was lined with modest two-story homes that are now replaced with modern buildings spanning the entire block.
Roscoe buys Al a replacement pair of pants after Al’s first pair are destroyed in the china shop. On the run from the cops, Roscoe holds Al aloft so he can don his new trousers without skipping a beat, reprising a gag Roscoe and Buster Keaton performed in The Garage (1918). The tracking shot from the film travels west along Ave M from the corner of E 14th.
Below – the SW corner of E 14th and Ave M. Next, spots (9), (10), (11), and (15).