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    Default Video: HD color footage of 1939 Manhattan

    These clips are wonderfully crisp and modern feeling!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgqRN40TXrE

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    NYC Aficionado from Oz Merry's Avatar
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    WOW! No architectural dross, only gems <sigh>.

    Thanks for posting, kz .

    Seems like the traffic was just as much of a nightmare back then, too!

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    Really fabulous! You can see how bad the pollution was back then as well.

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    Fantastic!

    Check out 01:08 - 01:18 to see kids frolicking in old the Washington Square Fountain -- and with a city bus zooming right by (back when traffic ran south through the middle of the park)!

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    Loved it, and fitting musical accompaniment too. Must have been hot, plus all the smartly dressed ladies are wearing spring/summer clothes. No dark shoes.

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