nycdigital:

[Did you know?] Between 1939 and 1941, and again in the mid-1980s, the city photographed every house and building in the five boroughs. 

You can check out these photos and more at the Municipal Archives Online Gallery

uhmmm….yes

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

The calm before the storm
Hudson River, New York

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

The calm before the storm

Hudson River, New York

sarahwrotethat:

Madison Ave 1911 vs 2010. Photos via Shorpy:

1909: “Madison Avenue and the towers.” Starring the new  Metropolitan Life building. Detroit Publishing glass negative.

2010: looking south from 30th Street by Shorpy user  timeandagainphoto

sarahwrotethat:

Madison Ave 1911 vs 2010. Photos via Shorpy:

1909: “Madison Avenue and the towers.” Starring the new Metropolitan Life building. Detroit Publishing glass negative.

2010: looking south from 30th Street by Shorpy user timeandagainphoto

(via capitalnewyork)

timschreier:

“Teases”

timschreier:

“Teases”

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

Natural masterpiece
Central Park, New York

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

Natural masterpiece

Central Park, New York

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

Terminal punk rock
Grand Central Terminal, New York

My iPhone camera allows me to see the city through a different lens. To  understand where I live. To walk in the footprints of ghosts, while  seeing the life before my eyes.
~ per If You See Something, Say Something's home page
(there, i saw something, now i’m saying something — tumblr recommend tuesday)

ifyouseesomethingsaysomething:

Terminal punk rock

Grand Central Terminal, New York

My iPhone camera allows me to see the city through a different lens. To understand where I live. To walk in the footprints of ghosts, while seeing the life before my eyes.

~ per If You See Something, Say Something's home page

(there, i saw something, now i’m saying something — tumblr recommend tuesday)

MANNEQUINS THE BRONX, 2005
(photo: James and Karla Murray)

MANNEQUINS

THE BRONX, 2005

(photo: James and Karla Murray)

"Store Front — The Disappearing Face of New York." by James and Karla Murray
a visual guide to New York City’s timeworn  storefronts, a collection of powerful images that capture the  neighborhood spirit, familiarity, comfort and warmth that these shops  once embodied. 
(more on EV Grieve and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York)

"Store Front — The Disappearing Face of New York." by James and Karla Murray

a visual guide to New York City’s timeworn storefronts, a collection of powerful images that capture the neighborhood spirit, familiarity, comfort and warmth that these shops once embodied.

(more on EV Grieve and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York)

Nude with Cello ©  Mark Haven

A thriving downtown photography cooperative is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition of photos by some of its founding  members.  The group’s deep roots are still reflected in its pictures and  its practices.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more…

Nude with Cello © Mark Haven

A thriving downtown photography cooperative is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition of photos by some of its founding members.  The group’s deep roots are still reflected in its pictures and its practices.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more…

W. Eugene Smith’s view from 821 Sixth Avenue, circa 1957
The W. Eugene Smith and the Jazz Loft Project, photos exhibited at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center last year. But you may still listen to the entire ten-part Sarah Fishko’s episodes,  produced by WNYC, here.

Related:
On and Off the Walls: W. Eugene Smith’s Bohemian  Life (The New Yorker)
Mingus, Monk and Mailer: W Eugene Smith’s Jazz Loft photographs (Guardian UK)

W. Eugene Smith’s view from 821 Sixth Avenue, circa 1957

The W. Eugene Smith and the Jazz Loft Project, photos exhibited at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center last year. But you may still listen to the entire ten-part Sarah Fishko’s episodes, produced by WNYC, here.

Related:

On and Off the Walls: W. Eugene Smith’s Bohemian Life (The New Yorker)

Mingus, Monk and Mailer: W Eugene Smith’s Jazz Loft photographs (Guardian UK)

That Gotham glow: The powerful Sperry searchlight drapes the dark  city in light. The Woolworth Building is lit up like a candle.
(via the bowery boys)

That Gotham glow: The powerful Sperry searchlight drapes the dark city in light. The Woolworth Building is lit up like a candle.

(via the bowery boys)

The Guggenheim during last year’s Museum Mile  Festival.  (DNAinfo/ Flickr @superamit)
Armory Arts Week, starts today thru Sunday, March 6
last night’s preview at the park armory avenue armor (nysd)

The Guggenheim during last year’s Museum Mile Festival.  (DNAinfo/ Flickr @superamit)

Armory Arts Week, starts today thru Sunday, March 6

last night’s preview at the park armory avenue armor (nysd)

Paris / New York: Crisscross Views

This French Institute Alliance Française exhibit exposes New Yorkers to different visual perspectives by juxtaposing photos by Americans who have worked in Paris with those of their French contemporaries who have worked in New York. Celebrated photographers that will be represented include Duane Michals, Bruce Davidson, and Ralph Gibson on the American side, and Raymond Depardon, Jeanloup Sieff, and Bernard Pierre Wolff on the French. 

(thru Jan.29)

Paris / New York: Crisscross Views

This French Institute Alliance Française exhibit exposes New Yorkers to different visual perspectives by juxtaposing photos by Americans who have worked in Paris with those of their French contemporaries who have worked in New York. Celebrated photographers that will be represented include Duane Michals, Bruce Davidson, and Ralph Gibson on the American side, and Raymond Depardon, Jeanloup Sieff, and Bernard Pierre Wolff on the French.

(thru Jan.29)