Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

18th April 2014

Photo with 160 notes

Growing up in the Lower East Side in the 1950s

"Walking to school each day, I passed the Italian butcher shop, carcasses hanging in the window, and the fish monger, the dead bodies of fish, heads and tails intact staring up at me from their bed of ice … The Italian grocer on the corner, narrow and dark, redolent of those smells only an Italian grocery has: Parmesan cheese, olives, prosciutto and more …"

" … the bodega where the Puerto Rican owner spoke no English and I stood with a nickel or dime in my grimy hand working hard to choose penny-candy from the glass case … Dots (those pastel half-circles of sugar pasted on a long strip of white paper), Smarties, miniature wax Coke bottles filled with dark syrup, red wax lips, candy cigarettes, Necco Wafers …"

"The Italian ice place next-door [sold] lemon ices, smooth and tart, … served in a pleated paper cup. You’d squish it to get the ices to come up where they could be licked…"

Dammit, Billie Frank, you have my childhood and I want it back.

Growing up in the Lower East Side in the 1950s

"Walking to school each day, I passed the Italian butcher shop, carcasses hanging in the window, and the fish monger, the dead bodies of fish, heads and tails intact staring up at me from their bed of ice … The Italian grocer on the corner, narrow and dark, redolent of those smells only an Italian grocery has: Parmesan cheese, olives, prosciutto and more …"

" … the bodega where the Puerto Rican owner spoke no English and I stood with a nickel or dime in my grimy hand working hard to choose penny-candy from the glass case … Dots (those pastel half-circles of sugar pasted on a long strip of white paper), Smarties, miniature wax Coke bottles filled with dark syrup, red wax lips, candy cigarettes, Necco Wafers …"

"The Italian ice place next-door [sold] lemon ices, smooth and tart, … served in a pleated paper cup. You’d squish it to get the ices to come up where they could be licked…"

Dammit, Billie Frank, you have my childhood and I want it back.

Tagged: new york cityold new york1950smanhattanlower east side

26th September 2012

Photo reblogged from Nova York Vintage with 61 notes

novayorkvintage:

My dad worked for the New York Port Authority as an electrical engineer. On “bring your kids to work day”, I took this photo of his group. Not a computer anywhere! The old PA building at 15th Street and 8th Avenue. New York. March 1973 by wavz13 on Flickr.

novayorkvintage:

My dad worked for the New York Port Authority as an electrical engineer. On “bring your kids to work day”, I took this photo of his group. Not a computer anywhere! The old PA building at 15th Street and 8th Avenue. New York. March 1973 by wavz13 on Flickr.

Tagged: 1960sfuck yeah old geeksnew yorkold new yorkvintage new yorkport authority

31st August 2012

Photo reblogged from Retro New York with 49 notes

retronewyork:

JFK Airport, New York, 1967 by gbaku on Flickr.

Architect Eero Saarinen, designer of the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

retronewyork:

JFK Airport, New York, 1967 by gbaku on Flickr.

Architect Eero Saarinen, designer of the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

Tagged: eero saarinenjohn f. kennedy airportnew yorkold new yorkvintage new york1960s

28th July 2012

Photo with 1,408 notes

Protester against Hubert Humphrey’s 1968 presidential candidacy, October 1968, NYC.  (The Vietnam War was seen as a “Democrat-owned” war at this time.)

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Protester against Hubert Humphrey’s 1968 presidential candidacy, October 1968, NYC. (The Vietnam War was seen as a “Democrat-owned” war at this time.)

(link)

Tagged: 1960shubert humphreynew yorkprotestvietnam warold new yorkvintage new york

27th July 2012

Photo with 370 notes

Central Park peace march, April 1969 (link)

Central Park peace march, April 1969 (link)

Tagged: 1960snew yorkprotestvietnam warold new yorkvintage new york

26th July 2012

Photo with 172 notes

Black Panthers, NYC, 1960s

Black Panthers, NYC, 1960s

Tagged: 1960sblack panthersnew yorkprotestold new yorkvintage new york

Source: amistadresource.org

24th July 2012

Photo with 103 notes

Alice Neel (1900-1984)  “A true Greenwich Village bohemian …[who] made an extraordinary body of work, from the 1920s into the 1980s.  (link)

Alice Neel (1900-1984) “A true Greenwich Village bohemian …[who] made an extraordinary body of work, from the 1920s into the 1980s. (link)

Tagged: alice neelgreenwich villagenew yorkold new yorkvintage new york

22nd July 2012

Photo with 76 notes

Young man in curlers, in his 20th Street apartment, NYC, by Diane Arbus

Young man in curlers, in his 20th Street apartment, NYC, by Diane Arbus

Tagged: diane arbusnew yorkvintage new yorkold new york

21st July 2012

Photo with 114 notes

by LeRoy Henderson,  “Anti-Vietnam War Series, New York,” 1968.

by LeRoy Henderson, “Anti-Vietnam War Series, New York,” 1968.

Tagged: 1960snew yorkprotestvietnam warold new yorkvintage new york

Source: aesthetic.gregcookland.com

20th July 2012

Photo with 55 notes

1969, New York street scene, Life Magazine

1969, New York street scene, Life Magazine

Tagged: 1960snew yorkstreet scenelife magazineold new yorkvintage new york