New York City Municipal Archives released over 870,000 photos from its collection. All of them you can see on New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime, city business, aerial photographs, and many more.
A two-horse team street cleaner, with sprayer, squeegee, and roller at rear.
An experimental exposure made on the Queensboro Bridge, on February 9, 1910.
View of midtown from Chanin Building, NY Central Building right, RCA Building left, in December of 1937.
Italian vegetable sidewalk stand, on Bleeker Street, near Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, in August of 1937.
Lower Manhattan skyline at night, seen from either the Staten Island Ferry or Governor’s Island, in February of 1938.
The Queensboro Bridge, showing reconstruction of tracks looking east, on November 22, 1929.
Times Square theaters by day, in New York City. The Times Building, Loew’s Theatre, Hotel Astor, Gaiety Theatre and other landmarks are featured in this January, 1938 photo.
A view from the Williamsburg Bridge, looking west, showing congested traffic in Manhattan, on January 29, 1923.
Painters suspended on cables of the the Brooklyn Bridge, on October 7, 1914.
Shafts of sunlight penetrate through upper windows of the Vaulted room of Grand Central Terminal, as crowds gather near the information kiosk on the Terminal concourse, ca. 1935-1941.
A man reads a newspaper on New York’s 6th Ave. and 40th St, with the headline: “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris.”, on May 18, 1940.
Manhattan Bridge, under-construction, seen from the roof of Robert Gair Building, showing suspenders and saddles, on February 11, 1909.
Amid road construction, the Hudson Diner advertises “Tables for Ladies” on November 20, 1929, on Marginal Street, looking east from 125th Street.
Ninth Avenue El trains with passengers on 2 levels of tracks, 66th Street El station in background, in October of 1933. Photo taken on Columbus Avenue, northwest of Lincoln Square & 65th Street.
A view of the city from the Brooklyn Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, on April 24, 1933.
A view of the city from the New York tower of George Washington Bridge, 168th Street & Hudson River, on December 22, 1936.
Fire Boats fight a blaze at Grace Line Pier 57, West 15th St, near the National Biscuit Co. building.
The “Well”, US Signal Corps Army Base Terminal, Port of Embarkation. Ration cases from crate cars are hoisted to warehouse bins for storage, ca. 1945-1946.
Water from firefighters’ hoses freezes on the side of adjoining buildings.
View from Seamen’s Church Institute looking northwest, in Lower Manhattan — Coenties Slip, and the curve of the 2nd-3rd Avenues “El” structure in foreground. Photograph taken in June of 1938.
42nd Street, looking west from 2nd Avenue. Chrysler Building at top right, “News Tavern” “Goblet Bar” at lower right, ca. 1935-1941.
Brooklyn Bridge painters at work high above the city, on December 3, 1915.
Sidewalk on the Bowery on New York’s Lower East Side in this undated photo. This stretch of the Bowery was known for its jewelry shops. The Third Avenue EL is at right.
Mr. and Mrs. Babe Ruth watch the World Series game with Kate Smith at the Polo Grounds, in September of 1936. The series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in six games.
April 24, 1951. In the background is the bridge and the view of Manhattan looking north up the Hudson River, Dancers from a New Jersey nightclub
Aerial view of New York City, looking north, on December 16, 1951.
Carnegie Hall, seen from 7th Avenue and 57th Street, ca. 1935-1941.
Shadows are cast beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, seen from a stable roof, on May 6, 1918.
View of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, on April 24, 1933
A worker on the Brooklyn Bridge, on November 19, 1928.
Original City Hall subway station, IRT Lexington Avenue Line, in 1904.
Fifth Avenue. looking north from 110th Street showing a movie theater, billboards, and gas station, on October 6, 1929.
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