This Is New York, 1950

Young Man on the Train, Long Island City, NY, 1985 © Robert Herman

Manhattan view from Brooklyn 1990

Times Square 1970s

College ave and East 165th Street, South Bronx 1968

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As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance.

14th Street Manhattan 1940s

Brooklyn Bridge April 23rd 1933

(Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

R.I.P. Twin Towers, and to all the victims who lost their lives in this tragedy.

It’s still weird not seeing you in the NYC skyline…

Frank Broadhurst, Watercolor painter in New York, 1950s