Vintage New York City (28 HQ photos)

  • Wolfram

    Cool post. Amazing how much it's changed, I went down there in '08 I guess, stayed right in manhatten. It's just huuuuge! #8 there's so many small buildings here… now it's just skyscrapers everywhere.


    I could have lived in these times.
    Cool classy….< ** >

  • carlos

    many parts of NY are deemed historic by the city and therefore you cannot change the facade

  • Roscoe

    Where are all the fat people?

    • _Moose_

      NYC is a walking city (or public transportation). Most of the fat people you see are tourists. Also, lazy doesn't get you far here.

  • Jimbo_Slice

    Hey Chive, Awesome post! you guys should do all of the major cities… here ill help
    (its Houston)

  • jim

    i have a time machine and 10 bucks burning a whole in my pocket. i'm heading down to McSorleys for a few brews and some bar food thats totally bad for you.

    who wants to come, its on me

  • Phil Jarzemba

    old nyc

  • jim


    just got back from McSorleys, beer awesome, food awesome. i told them what life was like in 2011…they threw me out….if you listen closely you can here them still laughing

  • Craig Finlay

    I don't get it, this is a Leo post. Where are all the jokes about how Asians cant drive and look different than white people?

  • steve

    Simply stunning

  • tony

    I have to disagree at least regarding commercial real estate. Many of the buildings pictured in Lower Manhattan and midtown no longer exist and have been replaced by steel and glass boxes. The street scene in No. 9 is long gone. Buildings are constantly torn down and replaced with new ones.

    Most of old New York is vanishing – in some cases this is good but in others the replacements are a disappointment.

  • milesAtx

    I've always thought there should be a lot more blimps… everywhere.. all the time..

  • Tyrone wallingham


    It's the Hindenberg on it's final trip, it blew up shortly after this picture was taken in a field in New Jersey.

  • HardCoreMike

    #28 – I believe the woman in this photo just passed way last year or so. Great pics, Chive!

  • Bill

    having been born and raised in the Bronx seeing these brought back great memories. to the sox fan who didnt know that the railroads owned most of the ferries back then the sox sucked micky mantle and roger marris ruled the day

  • Grif

    #28, that's my grandmother on the left side of the picture

  • BabyMistakes

    It's unfortunate that the charm captured in these photos has since vacated the premises.

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  • moeshere Foxdale

    Love all the old pictures they rock….

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