(first posted 11/7/2016) In 1973, I was a performer in an experimental theater company, and we got a gig to play in NYC, for six weeks, in the Village. Since our performances were in the evening, we had all day to roam the city. And roam I did, on foot mostly, up and down and across much of it; it was a wonderful way to get a deep immersion. When I stumbled across this collection of snapshots of NYC street scenes of the 70s, it really took me back there. So let me take you back with me…
Cop cars, probably with slant sixes, as so many were at the time. No need to be able to go very fast in Manhattan.
That would be the fairly youthful QE II in the background.
And more dents.
I love this shot; a familiar view of anyone who’s spent time looking down a window in NYC.
Mack trucks dominated the heavy fleet in NYC then; here’s both an older B-Series and its replacement.
These were once someone’s snap shots, but probably picked up at a sale or such, so no identification of the subject here. But his outfit is as vintage as the cars behind him.
No, that’s not our troupe doing street theater (in the most literal sense), but it does evoke the times.