Category: nyc

View outside Leon and Eddie nightclub at 33 West 52nd Street, New York, 1945. Photographed by Andreas Feininger.

Photos of gay activists protesting outside Trump Tower for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS in 1989.

Picnic in Central Park, New York, 1984. Photographed by Frank Horvat.

This vintage photograph shows students protesting the high school dress code that banned slacks for girls in Brooklyn back in 1942. It illustrated a question in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle magazine on March 26 1942. As war raged around the globe, readers were invited to consider the burning question: “Should high school girls, particularly students of Abraham Lincoln High School on Ocean Parkway… be permitted to wear slacks to class?”

The article featured 16-year-old pupil Beverly Bernstein, who was suspended from Lincoln for showing up to class wearing blue gabardine slacks.

“She wore them to school, along with a lipstick-red sweater,” the Eagle wrote, explaining that she was then sent to the office of the dean of girls, who apparently issued the suspension.

Outraged classmates showed their support by coming to school the next day in pants.

“Girls show up in slacks at Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, in protest because a classmate, Beverly Bernstein, was suspended the day before for wearing slacks,” reads the caption on the photo above.

These rule-breaking wartime students also circulated a petition, stating that girls should be allowed to wear pants because “they are better than skirts in the event of an air raid” and to “conserve silk stockings.”

Little Italy, NYC, 1956. Photographed by Leonard Freed.

Commuter on the New York New Haven line running to catch train pulling out of Grand Central Station, 1961. Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt-LIFE.

New York subway, 1983. Photographed by Frank Horvat.

The lost corvettes: 36 Chevrolet corvettes from NYC barn find to be raffled in charity sweepstakes

Interior of Grand Central Station, New York. Photo from Bettmann Archive.

Newsstand, NYC, March 1963. Photographed by Ronald Reis.