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January 28, 2015
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Before it was all high rises and condos for the 1% (and we don’t mean the milk), New York had a unique history. You won’t believe these old images of the “Big Apple”.

Before it was all high rises and condos for the 1% (and we don’t mean the milk), New York had a unique history. You won’t believe these old images of the “Big Apple”.


The New York City we know and love in it’s present state.
(New York City, 2014)

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Even though it’s b&w this is a current photo ;-)


In this photo from 2010 you can see cranes everywhere, building high rises and condos for the 1% (and we don’t mean the Greek Yogurt).
(Battery Park, 2010)

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Blame it on the crane!


Do you remember in the 90’s when New York was just those weird Japanese gardens??
(Central Park, 1997)

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Arrrggg! Miss those mountains!


The Lower East Side was hit worst during the Great Flood of 1988.
(L.E.S., 1988)

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Nothing “great” about it. :-/


Can you believe people used to live on Roosevelt Island!?
(Roosevelt Island, 1972)

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Notice there’s no air tram???


The Empire State Building was built in a record 3 weeks back in 1929.
(Ellis Island, 1929)

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And still stands today!


Hard to believe this cougar once prowled where now stands a Jaguar dealership, on the West Side Highway, owned by Bobcat Goldthwait.
(West Side Highway and 14th St., 1208)

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You can still find plenty of cougars prowling around. (older women! :-0)


Far Rockaway Beach almost 2000 years ago..
(Far Rockaway Beach. 23 A.D.)

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Jesus probably had the most divine beach bod.

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