Photos That Show Streets Of New York City In The 1970s

       Orchard Street between Stanton and Rivington, facing South, mid '70s. Photo by Susan Saunders.

Several children stop to drink the water from a leaking fire hydrant on Avenue C in the Lower East Side, 1970.

42nd Street at Seventh Avenue, facing Northwest, 1970.
131 Essex Street (at Rivington), 1971. Photo by Helen Levitt.

The Chinese New Year’s Parade in Chinatown, 1975.
Charlotte Street, circa 1980. Photo by Steven Siegel.
 34th Street and 7th Avenue facing North, 1977. Photo by Laura Knight.
Philippe Petit, a French high-wire artist , carefully walks a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on August 7th, 1974.
 Lower East Side, early '70s. Photo by Susan Saunders.
155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, facing South, 1970. Photo by Manny Gerard.

Children fly a kite in a street bordered with fire-gutted buildings in the South Bronx section of New York City in 1977. That year, the Carter Administration agreed to revive urban renewal projects in an effort to revive the neighborhood.
 Orchard Street at Delancey, facing North, 1978.
 Northeast Corner of 14th Street at 7th Avenue, 1972. Photo by Lionel Martinez.
Harlem, 1971. Photo by Camilo José Vergara.
July 4th, 1976 - Bicentennial celebration in New York Harbor. Photo by Steven Lindner.