NYC 1971 - Trying to locate where these were taken.

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by john_m|24, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Some poor Instamatic 104 photos from April 1971. Recognize anything? Thank you.
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  2. paul ron

    paul ron NYC

    looking down that street you can see a bridge... looks like the brooklyn bridge but i cant see the crown to be certain.

    by looking at the building styles, it seems more like mid town and maybe the queens boro bridge.
     
  3. The one with the bridge seems to be taken in the downtown area - Chinatown or the financial district. Narrow winding cobblestone streets aren't located in midtown. Also the shot appears to have been taken under an underpass, maybe an approach to another bridge.
     
  4. paul ron

    paul ron NYC

    im not seeing the cobble stones... looks like black top when i zoom in. see the marks on the pavement?
     
  5. The one with the bridge is looking down Wall street and that is the Brooklyn bridge in the distance
     
  6. Is the bluish tinted building the UN headquarters? Just a guess.
     
  7. You can't see the Brooklyn Bridge looking down Wall Street. Plus there are no overheads on Wall Street.
     
  8. Looks like somewhere in downtown Brooklyn. That may or may not be an elevated train track. This might be a street a block or two off Atlantic Avenue near Fulton.
     
  9. James G. Dainis

    James G. Dainis Moderator

    That is lower Manhatan. The tallest building in Brooklyn back then was the Williamsburg Bank building with no other skyscrapers around it. No streets faced directly into the Brooklyn Bridge but from the angle I would say that photo was taken around the Fulton street/ Williams street area. .
     
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  10. You're absolutely right.
     

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