Amazing Photographs Of Carrie Fisher On A Fire Escape In New York City, 1977

Amazing Photographs Of Carrie Fisher On A Fire Escape In New York City, 1977

Here are some rare moments of Carrie Fisher at her home in New York City in 1977. The actress, best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, called the Big Apple home in the late 1970s and early 1980s while she was coupled with musician Paul Simon. Continue reading »

This House Is Currently Listed for $828K In Queens, NY Right Now

This House Is Currently Listed for 8K In Queens, NY Right Now

You might be thinking, “that looks quite nice!”. I thought that too, but then I ventured into the photo gallery to get a look at the interior and oh noooooooooo. Continue reading »

Strteet Artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada Honors Doctor Killed By COVID-19

Strteet Artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada Honors Doctor Killed By COVID-19

The Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, located in one of the most affected neighborhoods of New York’s Queens City, was the spot where artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada chose to create a large-scale mural. The later pays homage to Dr. Ydelfonso Decoo, who was part of the SOMOS Attention Network Community and died for Covid-19. Continue reading »

Beautiful Vintage Black And White Photos Of New York City In The Summer Of 1938

Children on 1st Avenue
Beautiful Vintage Black And White Photos Of New York City In The Summer Of 1938
Sheldon Dick

New York City in the summer of 1938 was wet. On June 28, 1.69 inches of rain fell on the city – a record for the date. On July 23, 2.40 inches of rain fell. Minding where they stepped, photographers Jack Allison, Sheldon Dick, Walker Evans and Russell Lee photographed the city as pat of the Farm Security Administration’s aim to record American life between 1935 and 1944. Continue reading »

Beautiful Vintage Color Photos Of New York City In The 1950s

Pedestrians weave their way through traffic.
Beautiful Vintage Color Photos Of New York City In The 1950s

Ernst Haas is considered one of the pioneers of color photography and one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Taking up photography after World War II, his early work on the returning prisoners of war caught the attention of LIFE magazine. Continue reading »

A Floral Designer Is Beautifying The Streets Of NYC With Elaborate Displays For Health Care Workers

A Floral Designer Is Beautifying The Streets Of NYC With Elaborate Displays For Health Care Workers

Floral artist Lewis Miller has long transformed the city’s most grittiest spots into giant flower displays. He calls them “flower flashes.” Continue reading »

“New York State On Pause”: These Photos Show How COVID-19 Changed Daily Life In NYC

"New York State On Pause": These Photos Show How COVID-19 Changed Daily Life In NYC

When thinking about New York City, one of the first things that come to mind is constant hustle and bustle. That was true, at least until March 22nd when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “New York state on pause” executive order. Continue reading »

This Photographer Colorized 30 B&W Photos Of New York From Years Ago

This Photographer Colorized 30 B&W Photos Of New York From Years Ago

According to a photographer Mike Savad: “I am a photographer, I’ve been shooting for a long time now, but decided to get into colorizing years ago. I’ve always thought time travel would be fun, but changing the course of time is a pain, and it’s just not worth it. Continue reading »

Brooklyn-Based Photographer Hannah La Follette Ryan Has, For The Past 5 Years, Captured The Hands Of Passengers On The NYC Subway

Brooklyn-Based Photographer Hannah La Follette Ryan Has, For The Past 5 Years, Captured The Hands Of Passengers On The NYC Subway

In the days leading up to lockdown, she saw a lot of “hand sanitiser, disaster shopping and anxiety. When I took these photos, the public didn’t have much information about Covid-19 and you can see a fear of the unknown.” Continue reading »

The Twin Towers During The 1970s And Early ’80s Through Fascinating Photos

The Twin Towers During The 1970s And Early '80s Through Fascinating Photos

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. Continue reading »

This Bakery Turns Internet Trolls’ Insults Into Delicious Cakes, And Sends Them Back To Trolls

This Bakery Turns Internet Trolls’ Insults Into Delicious Cakes, And Sends Them Back To Trolls

The New York City-based company Troll Cakes touts itself as a bakery/detective agency that can not only bake a chocolate chip brownie cake iced with a troll’s insult, but can actually track down the troll’s address and send the sweet treat anonymously so you can hilariously one-up your personal internet troll with a special delivery they’ll never forget. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Capture Farewell Scenes At Penn Station In World War II

Vintage Photos Capture Farewell Scenes At Penn Station In World War II

At the height of the Second World War, in April 1943, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt came to Penn Station, NYC and captured the sorrowful farewell scenes between young soldiers and their families. These forlorn figures, who were bidding goodbyes, seemed to anxiously fear that they might never have any chance to reunite with their loved ones after this departure. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of Marilyn Monroe In New York City By Ed Feingersh, 1955

Beautiful Photos Of Marilyn Monroe In New York City By Ed Feingersh, 1955

“1955 was a year of change for Marilyn Monroe. After leaving Hollywood for New York, and abandoning her contract with Twentieth Century Fox, Marilyn was no longer “just a dumb blonde”, but a true renegade. In January, Marilyn formed a production company with photographer Milton Greene, and moved into a suite at the Ambassador Hotel. Continue reading »

Beautiful Vintage Noir Photos Of New York City In The 1940s

Smoggy waterfront skyline of New York City as seen from the shores of New Jersey, 1946.
Beautiful Vintage Noir Photos Of New York City In The 1940s

French-born photographer Andreas Feininger moved to the United States in 1939 and started to work at LIFE magazine in 1943. One of America’s greatest photographers of the 20th century, Feininger was well-known for his photographs of New York City, which was also his favorite subject. His grand love for New York was plainly shown in numerous photographs, both in black-and-white and in color, from viewpoints all around the city. Continue reading »

Photographer Documented An Empty Mall In NY During Peak Of Coronavirus Outbrake

Photographer Documented An Empty Mall In NY During Peak Of Coronavirus Outbrake

According to Bored Panda user anniesun1316: “I went to the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY during what would have been lunchtime. I knew it wouldn’t be filled with people, but there were certain points where the silence was deafening. Continue reading »

Two Brothers Photographed Every Stage Of The NYC Subway Construction, From 1900-1939

Two Brothers Photographed Every Stage Of The NYC Subway Construction, From 1900-1939

Using cameras with 8-by-10-inch glass negatives,” the brothers “were assigned to record the progress of construction as well as every dislodged flagstone, every cracked brick, every odd building and anything that smelled like a possible lawsuit. Continue reading »

Ghost Town: Scary Pictures Of Empty Streets Of New York City During The Pandemic Outbrake

Ghost Town: Scary Pictures Of Empty Streets Of New York City During The Pandemic Outbrake
REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Aerial photos show the near-deserted streets of New York City as De Blasio shuts all bars, restaurants, cinemas and theaters. Continue reading »

4K 60Fps Video Shows Colorized Footage Of NYC In 1911

4K 60Fps Video Shows Colorized Footage Of NYC In 1911

Video editor Denis Shiryaev recently shared a video on his Youtube channel that shows colorized footage of New York City in 1911. The video is a restored version of the footage previously shared by a Swedish film crew from Svenska Biografteatern, which showed an old film slowed down to a natural rate with added sound for ambiance. Continue reading »

New York Homes Become ‘IGLOOS’ After Ice Blast Sends Temperatures Plummeting

New York Homes Become ‘IGLOOS’ After Ice Blast Sends Temperatures Plummeting
John Kucko/Associated Press

It was snow joke for New York residents who awoke to homes swathed in Narnia-like icicles. The igloos were created after “48 hours of battering wind off Lake Erie formed an otherworldly scene south of Buffalo”, said veteran TV anchor John Kucko. Continue reading »

Beautiful Pics Of Madonna Photographed In Alphabet City, NYC By Richard Corman In 1982

Beautiful Pics Of Madonna Photographed In Alphabet City, NYC By Richard Corman In 1982

Richard Corman had just finished an apprenticeship with Richard Avedon in 1982 and was referred to Madonna by his mother who was casting Martin Scorsece’s The Last Temptation of Christ. Continue reading »

Seeing Beauty In A Cold And Wet New York City With Moody Photos Of Saul Leiter

Seeing Beauty In A Cold And Wet New York City With Moody Photos Of Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter (1923-2013) found warmth in the rain and snow falling on New York City.

Leiter was 23 when he left his native Pittsburgh for New York. The Rabbi’s son schooled in Jewish law and history found his metier in photography. His work was spotted by Edward Steichen, who included 23 of Leiter’s photographs in Always the Young Stranger at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953 and 20 of Leiter’s colour images in the 1957 MoMA conference Experimental Photography in Color. And as far as fame goes that was largely it until many years later. Continue reading »

New York City By Martin Lewis: In The 1930s An Australian Emigree Captured The Essence Of The City

New York City By Martin Lewis: In The 1930s An Australian Emigree Captured The Essence Of The City

Martin Lewis (7 June 1881 – 1962), the Australian-born American printmakers and artist, is best known for his etchings of New York City. Martin captured the city’s human bustle and brooding architectural menace. We see busy people in sullen places dressed in light and shade. Continue reading »

Illustrator David Regone Shows All The Weird Things That Happen At The NYC Subway

Illustrator David Regone Shows All The Weird Things That Happen At The NYC Subway

Subway Creatures is a fascinating Instagram account that posts all the weird things, good and bad, that happen on the New York City Subway. Continue reading »

Stunning Vintage Photos Of Swimming In New York’s Open Air Pools In 1930s

Stunning Vintage Photos Of Swimming In New York’s Open Air Pools In 1930s
July 1935. Wading pool, Carmansville Playground.

“As you swim,” wrote Anaïs Nin,“you are washed of all the excrescences of so-called civilization, which includes the incapacity to be happy under any circumstances.” Nin wrote that whilst taking the waters off in Acapulco, Mexico, in the winter of 1947. Continue reading »

Nonstop Metropolis: Magical Photos Of New York City By Sidney Chua

Nonstop Metropolis: Magical Photos Of New York City By Sidney Chua

Outstanding street shots by Sidney Chua, a talented self-taught photographer, and retoucher from Singapore who currently lives and works in New York City. Sidney focuses mainly on urban, architecture, and street photography. Continue reading »