Tag Archives: New York

Secret Lovers

“It was after midnight and jet black. One of those nights when the moon forgets to come out… but the sweethearts like that. I took my shoes off so as not to get sand in them and went walking in … Continue reading

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Sand Hogs of New York City

Carl Mydans, [Sand Hog, working under the East River, New York], 1939 (190.2005) New Yorkers are no stranger to train delays…weeknights, weekends; no time is exempt from rerouted or non-existent service. But who are the tireless workers who control the fate … Continue reading

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“Hello Dear…” (55 Years Ago Today…)

Weegee, [Letter from Weegee in Los Angeles to Wilma Wilcox in New York], August 4, 1959 Hello Dear… Got the last stuff, Thanks very much… The script & the pictures are now at C.B.S. in New York. for use as … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Harlem

Every year since 2002 the Studio Museum in Harlem has commissioned artists through Harlem Postcards to photograph Harlem as part of an ongoing project to discover and illuminate the cultural, political, and aesthetic diversity of the community. Their unique depictions … Continue reading

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Canadians Abroad: Claude & Kit’s European Adventure

The first caption reads, “Just before we left home June 19, 1929”. And so begins the 67 page travel album that chronicles the summer adventures of Claude and Kit, a Toronto couple setting forth from Canada on a European vacation … Continue reading

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Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944

Weegee, Bowery & Grand St, September 15, 1944 (16274.1993) From the September 15, 1944 issue of PM: “80-Mile Winds Lash the City. A Hurricane Wreaks Damage along Atlantic Coast . . . Here’s what the wind did to glamorous models … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from open fire hydrant, Upper West Side, New York], ca. 1945 Weegee, Tenement penthouse, May 23, 1941 Best ways to stay cool in the heat? Weegee found these timeless solutions.

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Things to Do in the Summer

Lou Bernstein, NY City, 1959 Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1951 Lou Bernstein, Ebbets Field, 1955 Lou Bernstein, South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1947 Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), a noted New York photographer, was part of a circle of New York-based photographers … Continue reading

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June Is Pride Month

Gang, Every Dyke Is a Hero, ca. 1990 Gran Fury, Read My Lips (Boys), 1988 Watch the New York Pride parade and join in the festivities this Sunday!

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