Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

5th October 2014

Photo with 100 notes

Women Against Pornography, Times Square, late 1970s (source)

Women Against Pornography, Times Square, late 1970s (source)

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4th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Deviates, Inc. with 322 notes

Published in 1972.

Published in 1972.

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Source: morphodite

1st October 2014

Photo with 355 notes

A cache of [Kenneth] Siegel’s photographs from the ’70s, which included these images of the the “S.N.L.” cast and the others taken in Times Square, were given to the New-York Historical Society in 2008. Tom Schiller, who produced short films and wrote for “S.N.L.,” says that after each week’s show was finished, everyone headed downtown to One Fifth Avenue (now Otto) for an afterparty — not, usually, to Greek joints. “It’s rare to see them all lined up like that,” Schiller says. “It’s weird and wonderful.” (source)
A cache of [Kenneth] Siegel’s photographs from the ’70s, which included these images of the the “S.N.L.” cast and the others taken in Times Square, were given to the New-York Historical Society in 2008. Tom Schiller, who produced short films and wrote for “S.N.L.,” says that after each week’s show was finished, everyone headed downtown to One Fifth Avenue (now Otto) for an afterparty — not, usually, to Greek joints. “It’s rare to see them all lined up like that,” Schiller says. “It’s weird and wonderful.” (source)

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16th August 2014

Photo with 70 notes

by Thomas Hoepker, New York City, 1986: “Adam Purple, ecology activist and gardener in his Lower East Side apartment.” (source)

by Thomas Hoepker, New York City, 1986: “Adam Purple, ecology activist and gardener in his Lower East Side apartment.” (source)

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10th August 2014

Photo with 672 notes

Fifth Avenue, 1987, by Richard Sandler [x]

Fifth Avenue, 1987, by Richard Sandler [x]

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10th August 2014

Photo with 35 notes

Sixth Avenue anti-gay demonstration, 1986, by Richard Sandler [x]

Sixth Avenue anti-gay demonstration, 1986, by Richard Sandler [x]

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9th August 2014

Photo with 53 notes

"Life on the streets: A homeless woman stands bear overflowing trash on Fifth Ave in 1980," photographer Richard Sandler [x]

"Life on the streets: A homeless woman stands bear overflowing trash on Fifth Ave in 1980," photographer Richard Sandler [x]

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8th August 2014

Photoset with 188 notes

1980s AIDS activists [x]

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23rd June 2014

Photoset with 40 notes

"The "Tri-Cornered Baseball Game" … was concocted by a gaggle of New York sportswriters and then carried out in support of the Allied forces in World War II." (source)

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23rd June 2014

Photoset with 55 notes

Bill from the Commodore Hotel, October 24, 1942 (source)

$4.95 in 1942 would be about $69.82 in 2013 currency. No way you’re going to find a nice hotel room in the city at that rate today.

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