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.
Photograph of midtown traffic and pedestrians walking along 5th Avenue, looking south at the corner of 40th Street.
Photograph of Jefferson Market Libarry, formely Third Judicial District Courthouse on 425 Avenue of the Americas.
Photograph taken from a Historic American Buildings Survey on April 24, 1962 of the Pennsylvania Station Concourse from the south.
Photograph of an abandoned car on Macombs Road in the Bronx, New York City.
An interior shot of the Trans World Airlines Terminal, taken from the mezzanine level at night.
Photo taken of The World Fair at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City on April 14, 1964.
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