New York City - Through the Vintage Lens / NYC Past & Present

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The city’s skyline is undergoing dramatic change in Manhattan, as well as across the East River in Brooklyn and Queens. One World Trade Center, the country’s tallest tower, rises north of Battery Park, where the first settlers built their homes.
Photographs by George Steinmetz
New York City has changed a lot and we're more nostalgic now than ever. Since then, it's only grown. The towers are taller and tighter close together, there's more people than ever before, and billboards sweep across the city's buildings. But there's also a good deal about it that has stayed the same: you can still make out at South Street Seaport like Alvie and Annie or get a foodgasm at Katz Deli. It still rules.


"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

NYC Quotes
New York City has captured the imaginations of many people and innovators in the world. Because of this many of the area’s landmarks and historical sites have become immortalized on film among these places, some have been more notorious in our minds and hearts. Here is a list of some of these top ‘sets’ of New York.

100 years ago, Central Park's Sheep Meadow was filled with actual sheep.
Right: DW labs Incorporated/Shutterstock. Left: Library of Congress.


With wonder and dismay, Pete Hamill reflects on 72 years of transformation as his hometown is continuously rebuilt. 


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