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History of NYC - 1960 to 1965

During the early 60s, New York City and its infrastructure continued to grow under the direction of Mayor Warner and prolific architect Robert Moses. Not all of his ideas were accepted, including a proposal to build a Lower Manhattan Expressway which would have cut through from the Williamsburg Bridge to the Holland Tunnel and dramatically changed Soho and Little Italy. Nonetheless he remained an imbipresent force in the shaping of the city at this time. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was constructed finally uniting the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island.

1964: Street Scene at 5th Avenue and 40th Street

Photograph of midtown traffic and pedestrians walking along 5th Avenue, looking south at the corner of 40th Street.

1960: Jefferson Market Library

Photograph of Jefferson Market Library, formely Third Judicial District Courthouse on 425 Avenue of the Americas.

1962: Clock at Pennsylvania Station

Photograph taken from a Historic American Buildings Survey on April 24, 1962 of the Pennsylvania Station Concourse from the south.

1964: Macombs Road, Bronx New York

Photograph of an abandoned car on Macombs Road in the Bronx, New York City.

1964: Playing on MacDougal Street

Photograph of a local game of kickball being played in the middle of MacDougal Street in Manhattan.

1960: Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry

Photograph of the New York Harbor from the Battery to Staten Island taken from the Ferry.

1960: New York Harbor and Manhattan Skyline

Panoramic photograph of the New York Harbor with tugboat and lower Manhattan skyline.

1964: TWA Terminal Interior at Night

An interior shot of the Trans World Airlines Terminal, taken from the mezzanine level at night.

1962: Pennsylvania Station, Interior Entrance

Photograph of Pennsylvania Station's Entrance and Waiting Area.

1962: Pennsylvania Station

Photograph of the steel support beams of Pennsylvania Station's famous Main Concourse.

1962: Pennsylvania Station Interior Masonry

Photograph of the elaborate stonework and pillars that once adorned the walls of Pennsylvania Station.

1962: Pennsylvania Station Facade

Photograph of Pennsylvania Station's southern facade along 31st Street.

1962: Pennsylvania Station and Seventh Avenue

Photograph of Pennsylvania Station's Entrance at 370 Seventh Avenue.

1962: Pennsylvania Station Concourse Interior

Photograph of passengers waiting for their train at Pennsylvania Station's Main Concourse.

1962: Washington Market Trucks

Photograph of trucks being loaded with produce at Washington Market in Downtown Manhattan.


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