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Articles about “1960s”

Is The 1960s World's Fair Underground Home Still There? An Investigation

Is The 1960s World's Fair Underground Home Still There? An Investigationgallery

My fascination with underground homes began around the time the Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone movie Blast From the Past hit theaters. It was 1999, a time when underground homes were a relic from a bygone era...

Everyone's So Damn Happy In This 1960s NYC Subway Commercialvideo

Everyone's So Damn Happy In This 1960s NYC Subway Commercial

What if everyone on the subway made eye contact and looked genuinely happy? That was the world they created in this ad promoting the subway service for the 1964-1965 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Everyone's so...

Watch 1960s Staten Island Locals React To video

Watch 1960s Staten Island Locals React To "New Town" Plan On Bucolic Shore

After the Verrazano Bridge opened in 1964, Staten Island saw rapid development, and locals were fighting to preserve their home. Some of the area had been designated for urban renewal, and citizens saw this urban renewal...

Beautiful Color Photos Capture NYC In 1960

Beautiful Color Photos Capture NYC In 1960gallery

Every so often Charles W. Cushman's photos from the 1940s and 1960s get bounced around the internet again, and with good reason: they're fantastic. Everything looks like a Hollywood set—colorful, clean, and almost not at all like...

Look Into The Skeleton Of Madison Square Garden In 1966

Look Into The Skeleton Of Madison Square Garden In 1966

MSG being built, 1966. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano) "I was in California. Everything is new, and it's clean. The people are filled with hope. New York City is in decay. But Madison Square Garden—it's the beginning of...

Award-Winning 1960s NYC Subway Map Unearthed

Award-Winning 1960s NYC Subway Map Unearthed

Before Massimo Vignelli created his iconic subway map in 1972, the NYC Transit Authority held a design competition in an effort to create a more user-friendly map for straphangers. In 1964, R. Raleigh D'Adamo, a lawyer, won...

Enter The 1966 Subway System, Through Photographer Danny Lyon's Lensgallery

Enter The 1966 Subway System, Through Photographer Danny Lyon's Lens

The MTA is bringing a little old school New York back underground, where they've installed a new exhibit featuring photos by Danny Lyon, who captured 1960s and 1970s NYC in vivid color after returning from other parts...

In 1960, Two Commercial Airliners Collided Above NYCgalleryvideo

In 1960, Two Commercial Airliners Collided Above NYC

The front page headline of the NY Times on December 17th, 1960 was accompanied by shocking photos of fuselage from a United Airlines plane and a TWA plane—it read: "127 DIE AS 2 AIRLINERS COLLIDE OVER CITY;...

Photos: The

Photos: The "Most Elegant Pet" In 1960s NYC

In 1961, LIFE magazine visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Si Merrill in Manhattan, who a year prior had brought an exotic jungle cat into their home as a pet. The Margay is currently listed...

14 Photos Of NYC In 1964... Totally EMPTY

14 Photos Of NYC In 1964... Totally EMPTYgallery

In 1964, a year after his first exhibition was held at the Underground Gallery, photographer Duane Michals elegantly captured an empty New York City. The shots were taken of "transitional early morning moments" at diners, shops, parks,...

In 1969, Some NYC Restaurants Were Banning Women In Pants

In 1969, Some NYC Restaurants Were Banning Women In Pants

It's currently around April of 1969 on Mad Men, and you may have noticed that some of the women on the show have traded in their dresses for pants. Around this time the pant suit was...

Photos: Coney Island In The Early 1960s Coming To The MCNY

Photos: Coney Island In The Early 1960s Coming To The MCNYgallery

​The Museum of the City of New York has a terrific new exhibition opening this weekend that will bring you back to Coney Island in the early 1960s. The show features Aaron Rose's photographs of the area...

This 10 Minute Slideshow Brings You Back To NYC In 1969video

This 10 Minute Slideshow Brings You Back To NYC In 1969

In the future, we'll subject our children and their children to the endless scroll of our Instagram feed, but in the past there were slideshows. Below, let's meet in the middle and look through one person's digital...

Disney's 'Small World' Ride Premiered At NYC's World's Fairgallery

Disney's 'Small World' Ride Premiered At NYC's World's Fair

In the 1980s, I was lucky enough to go to Disney World in Florida, where—as a small child—I stood in wonderment in the shadows of Cinderella's Castle and tall human versions of my favorite animated characters, like...

Take A Two-Minute Joy Ride Through 1960s Manhattan In This Chevy Commercialvideo

Take A Two-Minute Joy Ride Through 1960s Manhattan In This Chevy Commercial

The Chevy Impala is what gun-wielding, drunk GM execs crashed on a joy ride with Ken Cosgrove in the last season of Mad Men. But what did their campaign for that car look like? This commercial takes...

Photos: New York City In The Early 1960s

Photos: New York City In The Early 1960sgallery

The early 1960s: This is when we got the Mets (following departure of the Dodgers and the Giants to California in the late 1950s), when Robert Moses's reputation was fading as the public debate over urban planning...

Simon & Garfunkel's 1960s Potato Pancake Recipe

Simon & Garfunkel's 1960s Potato Pancake Recipe

This glorious cookbook from the 1960s, titled Swingers & Singers In The Kitchen, features "dozens of nutty, turned-on, easy-to-prepare recipes from the grooviest gourmets happening." The book was published in 1967, and the recipes inside come...

Photos: See 1960s And 1970s NYC Through One Man's Camera Lensgallery

Photos: See 1960s And 1970s NYC Through One Man's Camera Lens

If you want to travel back to New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s, look no further than Tom Riggle's time machine—aka his Flickr account, where he's uploaded nearly 200 photos from his dad's...

How To Party Like It's The Summer Of '69

How To Party Like It's The Summer Of '69

The Summer of '69 was 44 years ago, and we've revisited the season before through LIFE magazine's August 22nd, 1969 issue, focusing on the cover story about what New York City's young people were wearing at the...

Video: See NYC In 1969 Through This Dutch Band's Sweet Footagevideo

Video: See NYC In 1969 Through This Dutch Band's Sweet Footage

We were going to revisit New York City in 1969 (possibly the upcoming year for, at least some of, the final season of Mad Men) through footage from the year covering everything from the the Stonewall Riots...

Watch The 1968 Experimental Docu-Drama Filmed In Central Parkvideo

Watch The 1968 Experimental Docu-Drama Filmed In Central Park

In 1968, William Greaves began filming an experimental docu-drama in Central Park called Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, a sort of fiction/non-fiction hybrid that was never released theatrically at the time but is well regarded none-the-less. We recently stumbled back...

Watch The NYPD Shut Down A Jefferson Airplane Rooftop Concert In 1968

Watch The NYPD Shut Down A Jefferson Airplane Rooftop Concert In 1968

Let's fully revisit that time in late 1968 when Jefferson Airplane took to the roof of the Schuyler Hotel in Manhattan to play a free concert, screaming to the city: "Hello New York! New York, wake...

Photos: The Subway In The 1960s, When Platforms Had Horoscope Machines

Photos: The Subway In The 1960s, When Platforms Had Horoscope Machinesgallery

The 1960s: when people smiled when being evacuated through subway tunnels and the platforms had horoscope machines on them. We asked the MTA about the machines—which you'll see in the second photo here—and they have no idea....

Did The 1967

Did The 1967 "Groovy Murders" Inspire Mad Men Runaway Girl Storyline?

Linda Fitzpatrick's funeral (AP) On Sunday's Mad Men, Betty Francis (formerly Draper) goes to a flophouse near St. Mark's Place in hopes of finding 15-year-old would-be violin prodigy Sandy. Presumably Sandy, a friend of Sally's, is...

Here's What NYC Looked Like In 1968, The Current Year In <em>Mad Men</em>gallery

Here's What NYC Looked Like In 1968, The Current Year In Mad Men

Last night's Mad Men season six premiere was set in December 1967, ending with a shot of Don picking up the paper on the morning of January 1st, 1968—the front page headline reads: "World Bids Adieu To...

Vintage Chemical Bank Commercials Show An Empty NYCvideo

Vintage Chemical Bank Commercials Show An Empty NYC

Below, enjoy a few videos from the vaults, all commercials from Chemical Bank that originally aired around the 1960s. While many of their commercials around then focused on the women of NYC, another campaign featured an...

Videos: Spend An Hour In 1960s New York Cityvideo

Videos: Spend An Hour In 1960s New York City

Last time around we traveled to the Upper West Side circa the early 1980s, now let's check out the city in motion in the 1960s. Travel back in time to how New York looked around half a...

Last Chance To See Vivian Maier's Newly Discovered Photos (For Now)gallery

Last Chance To See Vivian Maier's Newly Discovered Photos (For Now)

The current exhibitions at Steven Kasher Gallery, featuring the works of Vivian Maier and Weegee, are both ending this Saturday at 6 p.m., and they're both worth a visit. (Though the must-see Weegee show at the International...

NJ Fugitive For 41 Years Speaks As A

NJ Fugitive For 41 Years Speaks As A "Role Model Of Rehabilitation"

George Wright kisses his wife, Maria do Rosario Valente, at their home in Portugal (AP) The New Jersey man who escaped from prison, hijacked a plane to Algeria 39 years ago and was arrested last month,...

October's Issue Of Playboy Is Just 60 Cents

October's Issue Of Playboy Is Just 60 Cents

The October issue of Playboy will hit the shelves with a vintage look and pricetag. Just like Boardwalk Empire brought the old 1920s subway back to the rails, NBC's new series The Playboy Club will air...

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