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20+ Historical Photos Of New York City Versus What It Looks Like Now

List RulesVote up the photos of NYC that make you see the city in a different way.

With its long history, thriving industries, and multicultural influences, New York City is a metropolitan center with a bit of everything. For the last nearly 200 years, people have been taking pictures of the city, documenting how people, places, and even events have developed and changed over and over. To compare historical photos from NYC with modern images makes the scope of development and transition in the city really come to life. At the same time, pictures from the past can also reveal how NYC then and now is still very much the same. 

From landmarks to activities to people themselves, historical photographs each tell their own stories. Put them side-by-side with more recent images and you get two times the tale. Take a look at these photos that offer some very cool views of the Big Apple. 

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