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These Photos of 1974 Brooklyn Perfectly Capture The Summer In NYC

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These Photos of 1974 Brooklyn Perfectly Capture The Summer In NYC

Summertime is at once the best and worst season in NYC. There is an energy and excitement in the air… but the face-melting heat can be overwhelming… but has the city always been like that?

We are fortunate to have a collection of photographs, from the National Archives and Records Administration, taken by Danny Lyon. The photos are a snapshot of New York in the summer of 1974  and are both alien and familiar at the same time.

Check them out below.

Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn

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Manhattan Skyline 1974

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Williamsburg Bridge

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Two girls pose in Lynch Park, Brooklyn

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Across the street from Fort Green Park in Brooklyn

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Brownstones in Park Slope, Brooklyn

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Teenager with a broken leg in Highland Park

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A softball game in Highland Park, Brooklyn

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Playground street-art in Brooklyn

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Wall paintings on Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn

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Playing frisbee

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Three young girls in Brooklyn

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Boy Scout Leader in the Bedford–Stuyvesant District

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Playing ball in Highland Park, Brooklyn

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Riis Park public beach in Brooklyn

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Kosciusko Public Swimming Pool in the heart of Bedford–Stuyvesant

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The Kosciusko Swimming Pool in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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Kosciosko Swimming Pool

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Kosciusko Public Swimming Pool in the heart of Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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Lynch Park, Brooklyn

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1970s Graffiti in Brooklyn

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Three girls on Bond Street in Brooklyn

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RKO Bushwick Theater

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Children at the beach in Riis Park, Brooklyn

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Softball in Highland Park

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Underneath the subway at Bushwick Ave

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Images credit: [vintag]

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