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Over 33rd Street and Broadway, Greeley Square, New York City, August 21, 1961; photograph by Frederick Kelly, PR 246, NYHS Image #87709d.

Over Street and Broadway, Greeley Square, New York City, August photograph by Frederick Kelly, PR NYHS Image

A famous photograph by Eddie Hausner of the ruined sculpture "Day" by Adolph Alexander Weinman that adorned the original Penn Station in a landfill of the New Jersey Meadowlands struck a guilty chord.

“a setting of macabre surrealist vérité. This image of the Penn Station wreckage in Secaucus Meadowlands, N. Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

Newspaper vendor, ca.1930s, by Irving Browning. Browning Photograph Collection, PR 009. Gift of Irving Browning in the name of Irving and the late Sam Browning, July 29, 1959.  New-York Historical Society, 65283.

Newspaper vendor, by Irving Browning. Browning Photograph Collection, PR Gift of Irving Browning in the name of Irving and the late Sam Browning, July New-York Historical Society,

As customers queue up, cooks broil steaks on the charcoal pits at Tad's Steak House in Times Square, New York City

Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, 1888.  Geographic File, PR 20.

Upper Fifth was a cow pen?: Fifth Avenue and Street, Geographic File, PR

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Black and White Photos of '60s New York Make it Look Lovable

Photographer James Jowers - from The Eastman House - the iconic NY Public Library - love the many posers in thie photo

Cowboy on 13th Street and 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District circa 1911, George Grantham Bain Collection, via Shorpy.com

The Lost Cow Tunnels of New York City

New York Central Railroad - Meat Packing District - Eleventh* Avenue West Street - ca. 1911 Man on horse is a NYCRR Watchman / RR Policeman a/k/a "West Side Cowboy" escorting the locomotive as required by NY City law.

"Character Reader," boys in front of supermarket on Eighth Avenue near 23rd Street. Photograph by Arthur Grumbine, ca.1957-1960. Gift of Arthur Grumbine, New-York Historical Society 83593d.

"Character Reader," boys in front of supermarket on Eighth Avenue near Street. Photograph by Arthur Grumbine, Gift of Arthur Grumbine, New-York Historical Society

Tudor City, 1930

Museum of City of New York Samuel H. (Samuel Herman) Gottscho Tudor City from Street. View of Tudor City. Tenement buildings with hanging laundry on clotheslines are in the middle- ground. A few men are scattered in the foreground (left).

A crowded Fifth Avenue street scene with various vehicles of transport. Located near the Admiral Dewey Arch, NYC. During America's Gilded Age, c.1899. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: MCNY)

A crowded Fifth Avenue, near the Dewey Arch. During America's Gilded Age era, ~ {cwl} ~ (Image: MCNY)

19. Broadway, New York, 1870s. Public amenities of cobblestone pavement and gas lights have been added, and buildings have grown to five and...

Broadway, New York City, Public amenities of cobblestone pavement and gas lights have been added, and buildings have grown to five…

Some wonderful video footage of New York City in the first two decades of the 20th Century.

Some wonderful video footage of New York City in the first two decades of the Century.

[Copy Photograph of Early 1900s New York City Street Scene]. Unknown (American). 1930s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.263.178)

[Copy Photograph of Early New York City Street Scene]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Washing on lines in a New York City courtyard, undated, by Robert L. Bracklow, PR. Scan from glass plate negative. PR 008, New-York Historical Society, 66000-1276.

Washing on lines in a New York City courtyard, undated, by Robert L. Scan from glass plate negative. PR New-York Historical Society,

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