Tag Archives: New York

1949 Rockefeller Center Tree Was the Craziest Christmas Tree Ever

It wouldn’t be Christmas at all without the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Every year, the holiday display at Rockefeller Center grew bigger, brighter and more extravagant. Sparkling in the distance, a 75-foot silver sprayed Norway spruce glows after its 7,500 bulbs were lit for the first time at Rockefeller Center on December […]

These Vintage Photos Reveal New York City Fashion of the 1960s

Women’s 1960s fashion was an extreme style and attitude from the start of the decade to the end. In the early years the fashion idol was Jackie Kennedy with her perfectly white pearls and tailored suit dresses. By the the middle of the decade supper model Twiggy had women freeing their minds and bodies into […]

Photos of New York City’s Street Scenes from between the 1960s-70s

Photos of New York City’s Street Scenes from between the 1960s-70s

Photographer Paul McDonough has a knack for catching passing, off-kilter incongruities on the New York City streets. He arrived in the city in 1967 and started taking photographs of unique moments happening around him; the New York City 1968-1972 series is said to be his first as a photographer. Capturing weirdness on the streets of New York City might […]

Photos of of Pimps, Prostitutes and Homeless from 1970s Times Square Through a Bartender’s Camera

Photos of of Pimps, Prostitutes and Homeless from 1970s Times Square Through a Bartender’s Camera

In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City’s most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar, located across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. For ten years, right up until the bar closed for good in 1982, he shot thousands of black and white photographs, […]

Vintage photos of dangerous New York City’s subway system, 1970-1980

Vintage photos of dangerous New York City’s subway system, 1970-1980

During the late 70’s and early 80’s, New York City’s subway system was one of the most dangerous places a person could be. Lucky for those of us who never had the chance to see it, Swiss photographer Willy Spiller was there, and the dark and atmospheric series of photos he took has now come […]

9 Amazing Color Photos of New York Taken From Air At Night

9 Amazing Color Photos of New York Taken From Air At Night

Amazing arial photos of New York at night that will leave you breathless! For 15 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has been participating in aerial photo missions around the world, putting his life in the hands of pilots and aircraft to make photographs nobody else can. And yet, he’s never felt as vulnerable as […]

New York City’s Knickerbocker Hotel reopens more than a century after its debut

New York City’s Knickerbocker Hotel reopens more than a century after its debut

The Knickerbocker in New York City opens its doors to guests on Thursday, more than a century since John Jacob Astor IV built the hotel. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, “the Knick” first opened on Oct. 23, 1906, and the building has collected many anecdotes — like being the (rumored) birthplace of the original martini […]

17 Fascinating Vintage Pictures of Brooklyn Bridge

17 Fascinating Vintage Pictures of Brooklyn Bridge

These rare vintage pictures of Brooklyn Bridge show it being built and it’s final stage. For it’s time it was a feat of engineering marvel and because of it’s complexity almost never reached completion.The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the […]