Epic Vintage Footage of New York City in the 1970s

Courtesy of the Thames TV program "Wish You Were Here..?" the 7 minutes will take you all over Manhattan in the year 1974—from high above the Empire State Building to a humble lunch counter to Fraunces Tavern and the Federal Building. Everyone's smoking! Brunch was so basic looking! And is that a car parked right up against The Met? Yes it is.

via Gothamist

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