Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wonderful Vintage Photos of New York City in the 1970s by Andy Blair

56-year-old America-based photographer Andy Blair has been shooting many photos over the years since he was a teenager. Some of his wonderful vintage photos are "New York City in the 1970s".

Atmospheric, orange, smoggy winter sunset from the Empire State Building North-East to the PanAm and Chrysler buildings, Triboro Bridge and Hell Gate Bridge, New York, Jan 21 1973

Atmospheric, orange, smoggy winter sunset from the Empire State Building south to Lower Manhattan, the World Trade Center and the harbor, New York, Jan 21, 1973

Broadway and Dekalb Avenues with elevated railroad from inside a black Pontiac, Brooklyn, New York, June 1974

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel traffic with 1960s and 1970s cars, New York, March 1973

Brooklyn Bridge walkway on a gray, rainy day, New York, June 1974

Brooklyn Bridge walkway, New York, June 1974

Cruising on the George Washington Bridge, 1973

Ellis Island and industrial Jersey City shoreline across the Hudson with abandoned CRRNJ railroad terminal, New York, June 1973

Empire State Building (rooftop) looking down Broadway 6th Avenue and 33rd Street (Korean Town), 1974

Empire State Building South-East to East River and Brooklyn, New York, Jan 21, 1973

Empire State Building sunset view of Lower Manhattan, East River and the harbor, New York,  Jan 21, 1973

Empire State Building to the Chanin and Chrysler buildings, East River, 59th Street Bridge and Queens on a smoggy sunset, New York, Jan 21, 1973

Empty blocks North of the World Trade Center from the 58th floor of the North Tower, this is Tribeca now,
and the igloos were sales offices for Independence Plaza North, New York, April 19

FDR Expressway, the East River, Triboro Bridge, Hell Gate Bridge, New York, March 1975

Incredibly colorful 1960s and 1970s cars at the Staten Island Ferry dock on Staten Island, New York, May 1973

Independence Plaza North going up in what is now Tribeca in Lower Manhattan, looking South from near the West Side Highway to the World Trade Center, New York, June 1973

Lots of 1970s cars and Volkswagens parked on 95th St. and West End Ave looking East, New York, 1972

Lower Manhattan and World Trade Center from the Empire State Building, New York, 1975

Lower West Side from World Trade Center North Tower 58th floor, Independence Plaza North going up in foreground, New York, 1974

Maiden Lane at lunch hour, New York,  April 1974

McKinley Street in Brooklyn with lots of battered 1960s cars parked, New York, 1972

Morningside Drive and 118th Street in late afternoon light with lots of cool 1970s cars parked on the street,
the Empire State Building is visible in the distance, New York, Sept. 1973

Nassau Street looking toward Wall Street, New York, 1976

New York Stock Market at 3.40 pm, March 1975

Restoration and expansion of the Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan, New York, June 1974

Subway 1973-style with graffitti, New York, March 1973

The East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge on a smoggy day from the 58th floor of the World Trade Center,
New York, 1975

View from Pier A's fire escape. Battery Park City landfill, West Side Highway, World Trade Center and
lots of colorful 1970s cars on a rainy, foggy day, New York, 1975

View from the Empire State Building at sunset East to the Con Ed plant, East River, Newtown Creek and Long Island City in Queens, New York,  Jan 21, 1973

Wall Street dudes stroll around during lunch hour while 1970s Plymouth Fury taxis navigate the narrow streets of
Lower Manhattan, April 1974

West Side of Manhattan and Jersey City from the top of the Empire State Building, New York, 1975

World Trade Center with lots of colorful 1970s cars by West Street, New York, June 1973

23rd St. and abandoned West Side Highway, a battered Ford Galaxy 500 drives by on cobblestones, NYC,  April 1975

A 1960s Ford Galaxie and a battered early 1960s Plymouth Valiant cruise along Canal Street with peeling pavement,
New York, 1973

Abandoned and closed West Side Highway north to the World Trade Center and Battery Park City landfill at left,
New York, 1975

At a street by the East River, Brooklyn, New York, 1974

(Photos from Andy Blair)

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