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32 Revealing Photos Of New York City In The 1970s

A lot has changed.

Posted on June 20, 2013, at 4:11 p.m. ET

1. Two girls posing in front of a graffiti wall in Lynch Park, Brooklyn.

2. Passengers entering a Lexington Avenue subway car.

3. Children running down an abandoned slide in Coney Island.

4. Three young children on Bond Street in Brooklyn.


5. People talking on pay phones at Broadway and 34th Street.

6. A car left rusting in Jamaica Bay.

7. A man reading the newspaper at the Lexington Avenue subway station.

8. A family waiting for a train to arrive at the Lexington Avenue subway station.


9. Children playing at the East River Park playground in Manhattan.

10. Murals at the Hell's Kitchen Playground.

11. The Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn.

12. People checking out some boats floating in the East River.


13. A older man reading the newspaper on the subway.

14. A man lying down on a bench at the Riis Park boardwalk.

15. A woman sitting on a graffiti-filled subway car.

16. Three boys striking a pose in Lynch Park.


17. A fire set by the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute tests wires and insulations.

18. A political mural in lower Manhattan.

19. A woman reading the New York Post on the subway.

20. A line of taxis getting stuck in traffic.


21. Two boys playing Frisbee across West 46th Street in Manhattan.

22. Children at the Kosciusko public swimming pool in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

23. A mural of black sports heroes on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.

24. People hanging out in East River Park in Manhattan.


25. An apartment terrace garden above 170 West End Avenue.

26. A home partially gutted by fire in Lynch Park.

27. The 1 train covered in graffiti.

28. An abandoned ice cream truck in Jamaica Bay.


29. Apartment houses in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

30. Young people hanging out on a stoop in Lynch Park.

31. A tired woman riding the subway.

32. Passengers waiting for the train at the 86th Street subway station.