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Old Posted May 10, 2021, 9:53 PM
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Thanks so Much--I'm glad you like these old photos!
I plan on doing several more so stay tuned!

Crawford: Thanks for the correction--I appreciate feedback!
kznyc2k: Glad you like the Flickr stream. Often I'm up for the challenge of figuring out where an untitled photo was taken. But this one may have to wait awhile--unless you have any ideas.

Just in case you're up for some NYC-inspired music of that era. Here are videos of the two songs I referenced up top. They really capture the range of this city. The Joe Jackson song deserves a much better video than this one, but remember this was at the very beginning of MTV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwt2dxx9yg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIOl8i9Kdg
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Glad you like the Flickr stream. Often I'm up for the challenge of figuring out where an untitled photo was taken. But this one may have to wait awhile--unless you have any ideas.
So for the last number of days I didn't try to locate the shot because 1) it would require internet sleuthing effort and I didn't feel like exerting effort and 2) I can let the emotions of the picture dominate in a different way when I don't know the exact location and sometimes I just like letting it exist that way.

BUT obviously that amount of white brick buildings suggests the east side, probably Murray Hill or the Upper East Side, and then noting the traffic direction I very quickly zeroed in on Third Avenue and from there it only took a few seconds to figure out it's 72nd street.

Here's a streetview, did my best to approximate your angle and zoom

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Wow thanks for sharing, these bring back memories of the first time I visited NYC back in December of 1988. It was also my first time to the east coast, so I was beyond excited to visit a city I dreamed of seeing since I was a little kid. I ended up even renting a car and going out to Long Island, and randomly driving around. It started snowing, and it was the first time I ever had to driven in snow other than the local mountains in the LA area. Talk about some scary stuff when trying to drive back into Manhattan and see a few cars spin out on the long trip back. Also not to mention I trip to break for a light changing red and ended up sliding through the intersection, thankfully this was out in the burbs, but it was all fun and exciting for a 22 year old.

I feel as if NYC is not the same anymore, although by the time I visited the city the subways were already cleaned up, but Times Square had not spruced up yet. It reminded me a lot of how seedy Hollywood Blvd was back then. I know there are still a lot of native New Yorkers, but today it seems as if something was lost and in ways I missed the old NY. I have friends from Fresno CA who now live in New York (downtown Brooklyn) and they love it, but I know they wouldn't have like the NY of the 80's or 90's for that matter. Hell it took a lot of me touring LA (when they come to visit) before they started to appreciate Los Angeles. Again beautiful photos, really appreciate you sharing them.
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Today's cameras are surely so more convenient. We have no idea. Even when they would be cheap cameras embedded in phones.
I would never have tried a camera back then. Nothing was digital, you had to pay for film... Like you couldn't mess a shot back then.
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This is the New York we all grew up dreaming about. Fantastic thread.
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