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Coney Island in the 1960s: New York’s beachfront world of its own – in pictures

A new exhibition of Aaron Rose’s photographs at the Museum of the City of New York chronicles the history of the city’s most famous beach. The show, In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs, 1961-1963, is at the Museum of the City of New York until 3 August.

HH:  Some nostalgic Coney Island photos here - some real urban Americana.

Coney Island in the 1960s: New York’s beachfront world of its own – in pictures

A new exhibition of Aaron Rose’s photographs at the Museum of the City of New York chronicles the history of the city’s most famous beach. The show, In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs, 1961-1963, is at the Museum of the City of New York until 3 August.

HH:  Some nostalgic Coney Island photos here - some real urban Americana.

 Old Clock Tower Transformed Into a-Penthouse

6,813 square feet penthouse offers you a 360 degrees view of the city, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan.  The three story apartment house selling price is/was 18-Million.

Source:  Expensive Homes.com

Federal buildings surround Foley Square in downtown Manhattan in this aerial photograph taken over New York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Federal buildings surround Foley Square in downtown Manhattan in this aerial photograph taken over New York, U.S., on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

aerial of central park - nyc

aerial of central park - nyc

Sweet Ice, NYC, 1935

Sweet Ice, NYC, 1935

Newspaper Row

Newspaper Row, or Park Row as it’s now known, was the home of most of New York City’s newspapers during the 19th century. The buildings in this image housed the New York World newspaper, the New York Tribune, and The New York Times — which was the first paper in the city to move into a building built specifically for its own use when it moved to 41 Park Row in 1958.

Newspaper Row

Newspaper Row, or Park Row as it’s now known, was the home of most of New York City’s newspapers during the 19th century. The buildings in this image housed the New York World newspaper, the New York Tribune, and The New York Times — which was the first paper in the city to move into a building built specifically for its own use when it moved to 41 Park Row in 1958.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Walking around downtown Manhattan we’re often amazed how dark and sooty most buildings have become after decades and decades of street pollution.  We love how the photo above, taken by Trevor Little and coming to us via Boing Boing, tells the story of the “before” and “after”

BEFORE AND AFTER

Walking around downtown Manhattan we’re often amazed how dark and sooty most buildings have become after decades and decades of street pollution.  We love how the photo above, taken by Trevor Little and coming to us via Boing Boing, tells the story of the “before” and “after”

NYC Ant Colony

NYC Ant Colony

Manhattan Bridge Construction, 1909  

Manhattan Bridge Construction, 1909  

Andre KerteszSixth Avenue, New York1959

Andre Kertesz
Sixth Avenue, New York
1959

New York City photo by Andrea Sagawe

New York City photo by Andrea Sagawe

City Street from Days Gone By 

City Street from Days Gone By 

New York Mike

New York Mike

That’s from behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
By Jason Kottke  •  Jun 4, 2010 at 02:59 pm  
HH: I am sure we would all be amazed at what is within these archives.

That’s from behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

By Jason Kottke    Jun 4, 2010 at 02:59 pm  

HH: I am sure we would all be amazed at what is within these archives.

The Lights of Broadway - NYC, NY, USA.

The Lights of Broadway - NYC, NY, USA.