20 Photos Depicting Gritty NYC Life in the Late 1960s [PHOTOS]

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 at 5:32 am by

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Skyline in 1968, Photo: Tom Riggle

Yesterday afternoon, we stumbled upon a trove of (color) images shot during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Photographer Tom Riggle uploaded nearly two hundred stills to a Flickr set definitely worthy of your precious time. But since there are too many great ones to republish here, we’ve chosen twenty of our favorites.

The collection offers a great snapshot of city life, spanning Boroughs, neighborhoods, and lifestyle (Coney Island, Lower East Side, Harlem, Bay Ridge).

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