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Leon Levinstein

[Street Scene: Woman in Shorts Leaning into Window of Parked Car, New York City] Leon Levinstein (American, Buckhannon, West Virginia New York)

An unfiltered and (mostly) unsentimental look at New York City's grittier era.

New York in the '70s: The Photos

An unfiltered and (mostly) unsentimental look at New York City's grittier era.

West Side Rendezvous by Katsu Naito, documenting New York’s Meatpacking District in the early 90′s.

Yesterday I bought the great book West Side Rendezvous by Katsu Naito at the Book Marc store here in L.

These Photos Show How Much NYC Has Changed Since the 1970s | HistoryBuff | The Future of History by Camilo José Vergara

These Photos Show How Much NYC Has Changed Since the 1970s | HistoryBuff | The Future of History by Camilo José Vergara

New York City in the Christmas season is known for festive avenues, holiday window displays and ice skating by the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  For the 1981 holiday season, more pungent decorations were added to the mix – heaps of garbage, thousands of tons clogging the sidewalks of every street in New York.  Trash collection has always been an arduous task during the winter months.  During terrible snow storms, alternate side parking rules – giving sanitation workers time to clear…

In the summer of a tugboat strike left trash and garbage rotting on city streets.

Joseph Rodriguez’s Photos of 1970s NYC

Old New York, Seen Through a Cab Driver’s Windshield

Joseph Rodriguez’s Photos of 1970s NYC

Helen Levitt (1913 – 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time." Here, below is a collection of wonderful color photographs of streets scenes of New York City taken by Levitt in the 1970s.

vintage everyday: Amazing Color Photographs of Streets Scenes of New York City in the

Joseph Rodriguez documented the world outside his taxi during the 70s and 80s.

Old New York, Seen Through a Cab Driver’s Windshield

Joseph Rodriguez documented the world outside his taxi during the 70s and 80s.

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