So imagine my joy when I stumbled across this website: www.nyc-architecture.com! Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of photos, dating from the 19th century right up until today, all images of the buildings and street scenes of this beloved metropolis. A feast for the eyes, and one not to be missed. An especially good recent page on the site is: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/SPEC/GAL-BW.htm.
Another interesting site is www.nycsubway.org, all about subways.
My love for this town began in the late 1930s when my dad marched my little legs off all over downtown, and was solidified at the 1939 World's Fair. Our family visited relatives there several times after the war, and in the summer of 1948 I and a buddy, both 14 tears old, spent nearly a week there alone, sleeping at my mother's aunt's apartment in Queens and exploring the whole city on foot and by subway. Being strapped for cash, we lived off Nedick's hot dogs with an occasional splurge at the Automat. The next year my dad and I went to Game 5 of the World Series at Ebbets Field to watch the Yankees beat the Dodgers — the Brooklyn Dodgers — 10-6.
In 1952, fresh out of high school, I realized my dreams and moved there, becoming an assistant to the great photographer Richard Avedon. Except for time out for military service, I remained there until 1989, forming my own studio in 1965. Although I now live near Philadelphia, I can't get New York out of my mind, and go there whenever the creative juices need refreshing.
Interested in photography? Check out my "Assisting Avedon" blog.
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