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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:22 AM   #1
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Mid-Century NYC: 1945-1980

Mid-Century NYC: 1945-1980

Photos of NYC from after WW2 to 1980. Enjoy!

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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:35 AM   #2
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1960

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19610800S-a36 Empire State Buliding New York Aug 1961 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19610800S-b2 Plaza Hotel, 5th Ave., Central Park New York Aug 1961 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-32 Manhatten and the Hudson, looking north New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19610800S-a28 USS Rankin AKA-103 from Staten Island, New York Aug 1961 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-33 5th Ave. looking north New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19610800S-a1 The Battery Aug 1961 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a37 Brooklyn Bridge New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a4 Lower Manhatten New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a5 East River New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a6 Penn Station and Hudson River New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a3 The Hudson River New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a2 5th Ave. looking south New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-27 Trinity Church Broadway and Wall St. Manhatten. Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-26 Lower Manhatten. Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-25 Larry Leonhardt at 1 Bowling Green St. Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600400S-a4 Kevin Cahill and Larry Leonhardt Lower Manhatten c17 Apr 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600400S-a3 Kevin Cahill and Larry Leonhardt Lower Manhatten c17 Apr 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600400S-a11 Larry Leonhardt 247 Canal St. Manhatten c17 Apr 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a11 South Ferry New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-a10 Brooklyn Bridge East River New York Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr

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19600800S-10 Larry Leonhardt and Statue of Liberty Aug 1960 by Dick Leonhardt, on Flickr
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:40 AM   #3
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1958

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New York City - 1958 by avaloncm, on Flickr

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Rockefeller Center, New York City - 1958 by avaloncm, on Flickr
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:43 AM   #4
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1962

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Apartment Jungle, New York City 1962 by avaloncm, on Flickr

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Long Island Aerial View 1962 by avaloncm, on Flickr

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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:57 AM   #5
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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1979

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SCHIFFE IM NEBEL by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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BROOKLYN PIER1 by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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WHITE LINE by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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YELLOW TRUCK by m.joedicke, on Flickr


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LONELY RUNNER by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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THE LONE RANGER II by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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344-0044 by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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LITE - BITE by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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PAINTING by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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YALE by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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THE ROAD TO RICHES by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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KENT by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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THINK ABOUT TOMORROW by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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CIRCLE LINE by m.joedicke, on Flickr

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LIQUORS by m.joedicke, on Flickr
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 02:32 AM   #7
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Woah, Bryant Park looked so 1750ish back then
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 04:35 AM   #8
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Yep, they went all L'Ecole des Beaux Arts on that old reservoir!


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The Flatiron Building, Manhattan, New York, New Year's Day 1972 by Eric Hardy, on Flickr

The Flatiron seems eternal in this early '70s shot.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 12:03 PM   #9
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3rd Ave. El, 1950s



3rd Ave. El at Stuyvesant Pl. 1950s

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 12:06 PM   #10
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Cooper Union, 1940s



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Old September 3rd, 2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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[B]1971/B]

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Great thread and nice photos, but I've noticed something in the pictures of the 1960s, why the streets looked so much better than now, look at the surface of the streets. You barley see a crack or potholes, and no peeled crosswalks !!!
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #13
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Hardier materials, most of the time. A lot of those materials would be banned in 50 years time. There was also more regular maintenance.
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Aerial of Midtown 1968

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The city looked much better before the 1940's. Do not like this period of architecture.
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Midtown c.1950

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Old September 10th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #17
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Aerial view of Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA c1950 by mikeyashworth, on Flickr
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AWESOME! I Love old New York!
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