Thursday, June 29, 2017

30 Fascinating Color Photographs That Capture Street Scenes of Queens, New York in the 1960s

Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the southwestern end of Long Island, and to Nassau County further east on Long Island; in addition, Queens shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx.

Whether you're a history buff, love photography or maybe feel like you were born in the wrong decade, these photos of Queens in the 1960s offer a glimpse into city life during another era.

Queens/ Ridgewood: Fresh Pond Road and Putnam Avenue, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Ridgewood: Cypress Avenue and Putnam Avenue, October 1969.

Queens/ Sunnyside: Greenpoint Avenue and 45th Street, 1969.

Queens/ Jackson Heights: 80th Street and Northern Boulevard, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Sunnyside: Greenpoint Avenue off 45th Street, 1969.

Queens/ Astoria: 34th Street and 30th Avenue, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Flushing: Cherry Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, September 1969.

Queens/ Astoria: 30th Avenue and 42nd Street, 1968.

Queens/ Astoria: Another view of 30th Avenue and 42nd Street in Astoria, 1968.

Queens/ Glendale: Myrtle Avenue and 68th Street, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Rego Park: 63rd Drive and Booth Street, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Maspeth: Flushing Avenue off 61st Street; Trolleybus, 1960.

Queens/ Astoria: 34th Street and 30th Avenue, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Rego Park: 63rd Drive and Wetherole Street, 1969.

Queens/ Sunnyside: Another view of Greenpoint Avenue and 45th Street, 1969.

Queens/ Ridgewood: Fresh Pond Road and Putnam Avenue, 1969.

Queens/ Jackson Heights: 84th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Glendale: Myrtle Avenue and 68th Street, 1969

Queens/ Astoria: Steinway Street and 30th Avenue, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Jackson Heights: 74th Street and 37th Road, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Maspeth: Grand Avenue and 71st Street, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Jackson Heights: 94th Street and 37th Avenue with a view of the Polk Theater, 1964.

Queens/ East Elmhurst: Astoria Boulevard and 85th Street, May 1961.

Queens/ Woodhaven: Jamaica Avenue toward Woodhaven Boulevard, ca. 1960

Queens/ Woodhaven: Jamaica Avenue and 92nd Street, 1963.

Queens/ Woodhaven: Jamaica Avenue toward 91st Street, 1963.

Queens/ Jackson Heights: Northern Boulevard and 89th Street, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Flushing: Main Street and 72nd Avenue, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Jackson Heights: Alternate View of Northern Boulevard and 89th Street, ca. 1960s.

Queens/ Maspeth: 60th Drive and Fresh Pond Road, 1960s.

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