photography 40 Beautiful Old New York Photos  

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A collection of old pictures of NYC that'll have you singing "New York, New York" at the top of your lungs. If you've ever been to New York City before, then you know that the Big Apple is constantly changing and always under construction. These black and white photos take you on a visual tour of the city throughout the 20th century.

New York was, after all, the quintessential metropolis of the 1900s, a city in industrial overdrive as it teemed with millions of people and ambitions taller than any skyscraper. Speaking of which, this NYC photography catalogs the construction of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, among many other landmarks.

So take a stroll down memory lane with these 40 pictures that will remind you both how dramatically New York has changed and how resolutely the city stays the same.
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Penn Station, 1957


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Photo:  uploaded by Jude Newsome
The original Pennsylvania Station - an architectural wonder inspired by Paris's Gare d'Orsay - was demolished in 1963, replaced by the universally reviled rail station beneath Madison Square Garden.
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Broadway and 7th, 1930


Broadway and 7th, 1930 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40 Beautiful Old New York Photos
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Almost a hundred years later, and this iconic intersection remains immediately identifiable.
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52nd Street, 1915


52nd Street, 1915 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40 Beautiful Old New York Photos
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Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1914


Painters on the Brooklyn Bridg... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40 Beautiful Old New York Photos
Photo: Museum of Photographic Arts/Flickr