This thread will feature pics of NYC in the 1970's. Please add pics if you have any.
First off are b/w's from the 1977 blackout. Anyone remember that? I was just a little kid. Many here probably weren't even born yet.
(UPDATE 11/09: Sorry, the b/w pics must have been deleted by the Flickr poster. I'll try to relocate them and repost ASAP)
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Here's some non-blackout pics
1971 (courtesy of Bridgeport Mike at Flickr)
From the top of the WTC 1977
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Below 10 photos by Richard Friedman http://www.rchrd.com/photo/
Carnegie Hall 1971
6th Ave at Waverly Place, October 1970
55th Street & 8th Ave October 1970
Twilight October 1970
8th Ave and near 45th Street October 1970
8th St @ 6th Ave in the Village, October 1970. Is this the precursor to the Naked Cowboy?
Greenwich Village 6th Ave @ 4th St March 1971
Central Park March 1971
Greenwich Ave October 1970
Sheridan Square in the Village October 1970
East River Drive
West Side Highway 1
West Side Highway 2
Notice the Jersey City skyline (or lack of it)
Sunday morning jog
Lennon in Central Park
Next 3 from 1971-72
Dave's Restaurant in Soho
Soho at night; dark, deserted and neglected:
Thanks to Brooklynparrott at Flickr for all the Soho pics.
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North across Canal
Back when 42nd St was grittier and seedier
View from Washington Square Hotel
Nice postings. As a kid back then, it all seemed very nexciting.
I keep thinkign "Taxi Driver" and "Mean Streets" but I'm sure there was a lot of fun and just ordinary life too, obviously. I'd love to have a time machine and visit New York over a week skipping a decade each day... Say start in 1925, then 1935, 1945 and so on... Maybe visit Times Square, Wall Street, some Mid-Town hotel and Central Park, just to get the zeitgeist