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June 6, 1953: The 363-foot towers of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge got their first coat of paint in six years. The painters could work only in the daytime, during dry weather with low winds. Photo: Ernie Sisto/The New York Times

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BANDITS’ ROOST, NYC

Bandit’s Roost (1888), by Jacob Riis, from “How the Other Half Lives.” Bandit’s Roost, at 59½ Mulberry Street (Mulberry Bend), was the most crime-ridden, dangerous part of all New York City.

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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken - Boy hears for the first time in his life, by the use of early hearing aid.

Construction en cours des bâtiments du siège des Nations Unies. En arrière plan, l’Empire State Building. New York, 6 décembr...

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Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives

Grand central station, New York

Delivering dinosaurs for exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science. Arthur Pollock, 1984.This would've been so cool to see. flying dinosaurs!

A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building on the morning of July 28, 1945. New York Times photographer Ernie Sisto had two of his friends hold his belt while he dangled off the side of the building to snap this photo.

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