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Top: Construction on Lower Manhattan’s West Side, just north of the World Trade Center, May 1973
Bottom: One of several highrise apartments whose construction was stopped by city ordinance to preserve Breezy Point Peninsula in Queens, New York, for public recreational use, May 1973.
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William Castle (producer), Mia Farrow (lead actress), Robert Evans (producer) on location in New York City for Rosemary’s Baby source)
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Three girls, East 100th Street. New York, circa 1966-68.
By Bruce Davidson
Photo with 32 notesTompkins Square Park arrests, Memorial Day 1967. Loren Bliss (photographer) writes:
Alas the incident has been disappeared down the Orwell hole: as I discovered when I returned to the City during the ’80s, the EVO extra has been carefully snipped from the New York City Public Library’s microfiche file – which means the censorship was official, imposed by a librarian acting on Ruling Class orders … this work survived only because I had the prints with me in my portfolio case.
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Tompkins Square Park, Memorial Day 1967 (source)
A group of young men and women – some of them professional musicians with a performance permit issued by the City of New York – were first illegally rousted, then attacked by NYPD riot cops for the “crime” of making music in Tompkins Square Park, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
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Amos Stoltzfus, in a Mennonite commune in lower Manhattan, 1969 (source)
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Opening of The Electric Circus (source)
Inside, people danced, sweated, pushed and blinked. The few Linear Conceptualizers quit immediately. There was the Poet of Pop, Tom Wolfe, and the Fugs’s Tuli Kupferberg, and novelist Mary McCarthy, and Kennedy-in-law Steve Smith, and folk-singer David Blue, and halfback George Plimpton. It looked like the cover of the next Beatles’ album. The New Frontier met the Underground, while the Beautiful People kept score.
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