New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

Categories: North America

The Documerica project was aimed at the US environmental protection in the early 1970s. Its main goal was to document the features of modern life that adversely affect the ecological state in the country. But the photographers also decided to cover the everyday life of people. The topic of today's post is New York in the 70s.

(Total 30 photos)

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

1. Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, June 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

2. A boy plays softball in Highland Park in Brooklyn, July 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

3. People gathered in Central Park during a concert by singer Judy Collins, June 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

4. New Yorkers lined up to receive "free gifts" during the opening of the Herald Square store, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

5. Illegal dumping of garbage and waste despite warning signs near the New Jersey highway overlooking Manhattan, March 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

6. Traffic jams in downtown New York, April 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

7. Children play on the sidewalk in the Bronx, April 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

8. Left: A young New Yorker sitting on his Honda, June 1973. Right: Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, June 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

9. Girls are quilting on a summer evening in New York's Central Park, June 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

10. Traffic jam on Sixth Avenue, April 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

11. Hispanic youth in Lynch Park in Brooklyn, June 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

12. Graffiti in a subway car, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

13. Old auto chassis on Jamaica Bay, near Breezy Point, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

14. One of several high-rise buildings whose construction was halted by a city ordinance to preserve the Breezy Point peninsula for public recreational use, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

15. Children on a public beach in Brooklyn, July 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

16. Passengers Staten Island Ferry sent by ship to Manhattan, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

17. Girls stand on Bond Street in Brooklyn, July 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

18. An oil slick near Liberty Island in New York Harbor, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

19. Canal Street, May 1973

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

20. Children play on the street on Independence Day, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, July 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

21. Phone booths at the intersection of Broadway and 34th Street, May 1973. The first ever call from a mobile phone was made a month before this photo, in April 1973, in midtown Manhattan: Motorola employee Martin Cooper called the head of the research department of a competing Bell Labs.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

22. World Trade Center and other skyscrapers in Manhattan, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

23. Children return home from school in Great Kills, Staten Island, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

24. Traffic on Sixth Avenue in New York, April 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

25. Boys play in Lynch Park in Brooklyn, June 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

26. Construction on the West Side of Manhattan, north of the World Trade Center, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

27. Abandoned slides on Coney Island, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

28. Accident on a busy street in Harlem, May 1973.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

29. Passengers wait for the arrival of a train on the Lexington Avenue subway line, April 1974.

New York in the 1970s: Project Documerica

30. School trip on the Staten Island Ferry, June 1973.

Keywords: 70s | New York | Everyday life

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