Traffic on W. 41st Street, 1960s.
Betsy Johnson (middle) at Paraphernalia boutique, New York City, 1967.
Steve Schapiro: The Worst is Yet to Come, New York, circa 1968
"Famed South African singer Miriam Makeba is photographed in May 1968 with new husband Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Black Panther Party, outside Carmichael’s mother’s Bronx, NY home." Photograph by G. Marshall Wilson
Richard Avedon Ban the Bomb demonstration, Times Square, New York City 1963
"I’ve photographed just about everyone in the world. But what I hope to do is photograph people of accomplishment, not celebrity, and help define the difference once again." Richard Avedon
Daniel Kramer Greenwich Village Folk Singers Mimi Fariña, Dave Van Ronk, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Chad Mitchell (on guitar), New York City c.1964
"…Leonard Cohen used to point out that the greatest problem for a writer is that your critical faculties develop faster than your creative faculties, and it is very easy to get so wrapped up in what is wrong with your songs that you quit writing entirely. I developed some very sophisticated theories about what made a good song, and while I think that on the whole they were sound, they also served as cover for an absolutely immutable, self-imposed writer’s block. What got me out of that was spending more time with both Leonard and Joni Mitchell. They had no patience with my excuses and rationalizations. They just said, "That’s nonsense. Any damn fool can write. So write, and stop complaining.’" Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald, "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" 2005 (published posthumously)
Jan. 7, 1960: In Rockaway, Queens, snow blanketed the decrepitude at the Arverne Urban Renewal Area, which was slated to be entirely rebuilt by 1969. In 1966, it was still waiting on some sign of progress when a grand jury took a bus trip there to investigate the deteriorating section. Bungalows were razed in 1969, but nothing new was built, and in 1971 the city was parking low-income residents in trailers there while those residents, mostly blacks and Puerto Ricans, waited for more permanent housing. Not until the Bloomberg era did Arverne begin to show signs of new life. Photo: Patrick F. Burns/The New York Times
Daniel Kramer Peter Yarrow, Bob Dylan and John Hammond, New York City 1965
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