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    ^Thanks. Good work if it is.

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    Image from Jim Domke. This ironic photo of a Bowery drifter is from the early/mid '70's, but it could just as well have been taken in the '30's. The only thing that dates this is the font on the ad. Timeless.


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    From HMCS Iroquois July 4, 1976


    From kencurtmcintyre/photobucket




    Bat day @ Yankee Stadium 1970
    ENLARGE


    Thurman Munson & the Yanks take the field 1970


    1973, the last game before the stadium was gutted and renovated (many say tastelessly desecrated in usual 60's'70's fashion).









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    Talking Blackout 1977

    I remember this blackout very well. I had recently moved into the city and that hot summer night was at St. Marks Theater watching Woody Allen's "Bananas". Suddenly, the movie stopped and seconds later, the film started to literally burn up on-screen. It was silent and dark. A voice rang out that the lights on the entire block were out. Then the neighborhood. Out on the street, we learned the entire city had a black-out!

    After the initial shock, we headed over towards McDougal Street where a friend lived. Downstairs from her apartment, an ice-cream shop was generously giving away free scoops before the big melt-down.

    When we finally headed back to our 5-story walk-up (we were young) we made it to the top floor thanks to the lighters we had. Fortunately, there was no carpeting considering how many times we dropped our Bics.

    The next morning, we headed West for breakfast. The electricity was still out but somehow the diners managed. Not having A/C in the scorching heat was the biggest problem now. After a horrible meal, we returned home to learn that one block to the east, all the power was on!

    It was kind of fun looking back on it....but I was fortunate not to have been in the looting war-zones like others.

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    I remember hearing the emergency broadcast extended beep on the radio in the car. Mom sat there & listened because it was so unusual to have it at that time of day she said. We watched the coverage on tv. The darkened skyline shown from across the river was just ghostly. I told her if that ever happened in New Brunswick we'd have to go get Grandma. Anyway, we watched all the crazyness, & all the good samaritans trying to help. I really wanted to go to NY after that. Mom said no way til the dust settles! Anyone have pics?

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    Getty Images has a slew of photos.

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    From straatis at Flickr: Bushwick BK, where folks had to walk when the trains wouldn't run ...


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    Cool Getty pics. Especially the one of the blackened 59th St where you can only see cars' headlights. Thanks.

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    At the top of this thread is a link to a newscast from that time.

    Some stories from that night. Annie Sprinkle gives a little more information than some might need


    Scott Muni (WNEW-FM) broadcast during the blackout.


    The FDNY puts out a fire


    ABC News w/ local report from the day after(15 second ad alert)

    Time Magazine and Newsweek articles, linked from the Blackout History Project. (thanks to the Gothamist site.


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    Good vids. I remember Scott "I met the plane back in '64" Muni. This is the longest footage of buildings burning that I've seen yet.

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    NYC '75 by DeWolf

    Nick DeWolf worked in semiconductors, doing things I will never comprehend. He also designed fountains. But I found him through his 1975 photographs of New York City, lovingly and painstakingly collected on Flickr by his archivist Steve Lundeen. Thanks to Steve and Nick's wife Maggie for granting me permission to reprint a few of the photos here.

    I was most taken by the shots in Times Square. Here's one of an "On Stage Live Continuous" Magic Theatre:


    photo: Nick DeWolf, 1975, flickr

    There are several photos of a depressive bunch of anti-pornography demonstrators and their colorful signs:


    photo: Nick DeWolf, 1975, flickr

    And more of a free-wheeling film crew that seems to be floating in the air of 1970s Times Square:


    photo: Nick DeWolf, 1975, flickr

    There are many, many photos here to look through. Most are not of New York City, but plenty are. Take some time to browse and, when you do, be sure not to miss: the shots inside the subway, the lights of Times Square at night, a bunch of groovy people waiting to cross the street, and an amazing lady in pink.

    http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com...by-dewolf.html

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    Default New York - Nightmare In The City that Never Sleeps



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    Danny Lyon is also the author/photographer of the book The Destruction of Lower Manhattan.

    Below is just a sample of the amazing photos of Brooklyn in 1974.


    Here Is What Brooklyn Was Like In The Summer Of 1974

    Photographer Danny Lyon spent two months snapping pictures of the daily life in the borough -- exploring Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Green and Park Slope among other neighborhoods.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigscore View Post
    Is that Richard Pryor is pic #7 ?????

    That definitely DOES look like Richard Pryor. I was thinking the same thing.
    Very distinctive face.

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    Though congested, it STILL looks pretty sparse. It's amazing how much more crowded with street traffic and sidewalk steppers everything has become. Gentrification > If you renovate it, they will come indeed.

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