Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

20th May 2014

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August 1943. “Bear Mountain, New York. Interracial activities at Camp Fern Rock, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Loretta Gyles of the Methodist Camp Service pulling a bow.” … Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. (via shorpy.com)

August 1943. “Bear Mountain, New York. Interracial activities at Camp Fern Rock, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Loretta Gyles of the Methodist Camp Service pulling a bow.” … Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. (via shorpy.com)

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8th March 2014

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Hare Krishnas in NYC, 1969 (source)

Hare Krishnas in NYC, 1969 (source)

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24th December 2013

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Newsweek article, October 30 1967, via hippiesstolemyblog

Newsweek article, October 30 1967, via hippiesstolemyblog

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18th December 2013

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Scenes from NYC subways, 1970s, via npr.org

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17th December 2013

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Top: Times Square peep show, 1981 (source)
Bottom: Times Square, 1970s (source)

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16th December 2013

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Top: Street sex worker arrested in 1970s in NYC
Bottom: Madam Sydney Biddle Barrons celebrates her slap on the wrist for a prostitution conviction. Barrons ran a high-end escort service in the 1970s till the early 1980s. (source)

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15th December 2013

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Escape from New York, 1981

Escape from New York, 1981

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14th December 2013

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The 1970s, a decade overshadowed by financial crisis in New York City, saw the advent of a citywide squatters’ movement in response to the growing problem of housing abandonment.

 In the summer of 1970, low-income families began to move into vacant buildings owned by Columbia University in Morningside Heights, and Operation Move-In was soon underway across the city … [concluding] the year with the “People’s Court Housing Crimes Trial”: an eight hour mock trial in which tenants, squatters and sympathetic city administrators testified about the struggles faced by the city’s low-income residents. (source)

The 1970s, a decade overshadowed by financial crisis in New York City, saw the advent of a citywide squatters’ movement in response to the growing problem of housing abandonment.

In the summer of 1970, low-income families began to move into vacant buildings owned by Columbia University in Morningside Heights, and Operation Move-In was soon underway across the city … [concluding] the year with the “People’s Court Housing Crimes Trial”: an eight hour mock trial in which tenants, squatters and sympathetic city administrators testified about the struggles faced by the city’s low-income residents. (source)

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13th December 2013

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1960, NYC housing protest in the Yorkville neighborhood (upper East Side.)
During the early spring of 1959, housing activists from across New York City began to gather at the 23rd Street YMCA to share stories and tactics from tenant and community struggles against urban renewal projects in the city.

Jane Benedict, a former labor organizer, founded the Yorkville Save Our Homes coalition to oppose the construction of luxury condos in her neighborhood. (source)

1960, NYC housing protest in the Yorkville neighborhood (upper East Side.)

During the early spring of 1959, housing activists from across New York City began to gather at the 23rd Street YMCA to share stories and tactics from tenant and community struggles against urban renewal projects in the city. Jane Benedict, a former labor organizer, founded the Yorkville Save Our Homes coalition to oppose the construction of luxury condos in her neighborhood. (source)

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12th December 2013

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Sex workers in the Bowery, 1970s, by Leland Bobbe

Sex workers in the Bowery, 1970s, by Leland Bobbe

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