New York City Kids in the 1970s [Video]

Posted on: January 6th, 2012 at 10:14 am by

Ah to be young, to be free; to be a little tike in the big city of the 1970s. The following video is the proverbial time capsule, showing everything from street hockey on roller skates to uncapped fire hydrants and swimming in the Washington Square Park fountain (pre-renovation). Esteemed blogger Flaming Pablum, who unearthed the clip, guesstimates that the footage dates back to sometime between 1971 and 1975.

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It’s a thin slice of good fun…and a great diversion:

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