Photos from a Trip to New York in August 1967

New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it: Once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough. – John Steinbeck

If you want to become a real New Yorker, there’s only one rule: You have to believe New York is, has been, and always will be the greatest city on earth. The center of the universe. – Ellen R. Shapiro

Washington Square Park, New York City, 1967
Photo taken August 29, 1967

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New York City 1967

There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. – Simone de Beauvoir

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New York City during a heavy rainstorm, 1967
Photo taken August 27, 1967

London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. – Dorothy Parker

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New York City, in August, 1967

More than anything else New York is a city of superlatives, a place where the best, the brightest, the biggest is the norm. – Marilyn J. Appleberg

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NYC during a heavy rainstorm 1967

A hundred times I have thought: New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: it is a beautiful catastrophe. Le Corbusier 

540 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York, 1967 during a heavy rainstorm.

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NYC during a heavy rainstorm

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Family trying to rescue their partially-submerged car during a heavy rainstorm, New York City, 1967

NYC, August 1967

Washington Square Park, New York City, 1967
Photo taken August 29, 1967

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August 1967

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August 1967

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View of Central Park from a Helicopter on the way from the top of the Pan Am building, August 1967

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From the top of the Pan-Am building. August 1967

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JFK Airport, New York 1967

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August 1967

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New York City 1967

All photos courtesy of John Atherton on Flickr.