Legendary New York City Photographer Weegee's Photos Then and Now

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A man is pictured lying drunk on the ground on Center Street in a 1945 picture called 'Derelict sleeping on the sidewalk outside police headquarters' (left). A woman walks past the same engraved sign for the former Police Department on March 18 this year (right)

U.K. Newspaper The Daily Mail recently published an interesting article showing the crime photography of Arthur Felig (aka Weegee) side by side with the same locations today.

The changing face of New York: Previously unseen images by legendary photographer Weegee offer fascinating snapshot of city’s transformation over course of 70 years. These stunning images show the bustling heart of New York in the middle of the 20th century - and how times have changed in the city.

Pictures taken in the 1940s and 1950s by legendary crime photographer Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, are shown alongside shots of the same areas captured this month.

Be sure to check out the full article on Daily Mail for tons more photographs like the one above, and a little history about the legendary crime scene photographer.

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