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June 4, 2014

Streets of New York in the 1970s

Some amazing color photographs captured street scenes of New York City during the 1970s.

Madison Avenue at 64th Street, facing South, 1979. Photo by Alan Benjamin.

72nd and Broadway, facing West, mid '70s. Photo by Ira Gallen.

Northeast corner of Delancey and Bowery, c. 1978. Photo by Manel Armengol.

Delancey at Norfolk Street, facing East, early '70s. Photo by Steve Zabel.

23rd Street facing West towards Eighth Avenue, January, 1976.

68th and Broadway, facing Northeast, 1980

12th Avenue and 40th Street, facing South, 1977. Photo by Diane Worland.

Lafayette Street at Bleecker, facing North, 1976.

130th and 7th Avenue (A.C. Powell Boulevard), facing Northeast, 1978. Photo by Manel Armengol.

Kingsbridge - West 231st Street between Broadway and Godwin Terrace, facing South, 1978. Photo by Nicholas Nigro.

Orchard Street at Delancey, facing North, 1978.

Rivington Street at The Bowery, facing East - August, 1973. Photo by Armando Moreschi.

Sixth Avenue at 27th Street - A Sunday Morning in 1978. Photo by Manel Armengol.

Harlem, late 1970s. Photo by Manel Armengol.

Second Avenue at East Seventh Street facing Southwest, late 1970s. Photo by Laura Knight.

34th Street and 7th Avenue facing North, 1977. Photo by Laura Knight.

The old New Yorker Theater. West side of Broadway 88th to 89th Streets, c.1977. Photo by Nicholas West.

Hell's Kitchen, 1973. Photo by Paul Mones.

Northeast Corner of 14th Street at 7th Avenue, 1972. Photo by Lionel Martinez.

Lower Manhattan, 1972. Photo by Lionel Martinez.


  1. really awesome! 23rd and 8th: SE corner still has a pizza place in the same spot. bowling alley on the NE corner is now a NYSC gym. NW corner bldg is still there, has a Dallas BBQ restaurant on the ground floor.

  2. In the 80's that bowling Alley was Lamston's and the BBQ's was Carver Bank.

  3. great photo Nicholas Nigro




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