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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by burd View Post

    I don't know NYC, but I recall liking an old Harvey Keitel movie, "Smoke," which was about a neighborhood cigar shop/convenience store in Brooklyn. It was a time-and-place kind of movie that was rich, IMO. Do you (or other New Yorkers here) recall the movie? If so, did you find it evocative?
    I've never heard of that, I'll have to check it out.

    My memories of the Greater NYC area are all from the Island: Brooklyn, Queens, and then the cement suburb (Nassau) and the leafy suburb (Western Suffolk). So for example, Manhattan I have about the same relationship with as anybody who has watched a Woody Allen movie, and the Bronx as anybody who watched Howard say "the Bronx is burning."

    Those photos are also about 5 years before my time. So the bell bottoms were long gone. But the Italian guys, and especially the girls' clothes and hair, are pulled directly from my memories, especially that lunch room which could easily have been my school (except I see nobody within frame getting beaten up).

    My vintage is difficult because our NY was the absolute low point: Death Wish NYC. For instance, only a lunatic would have been in Central Park after dark -- that part was true. And Brooklyn especially had completely divided along racial lines and if you came around the corner and were outnumbered you were, at best, robbed and roughed up. That was also true.

    But that really only lasted about 4 years: 75 through 78. By the end of the 70s NYC was already picking up again, and violence migrated from purely racial to where it's been ever since: gangs (which the city attempts to engage with) and poverty (which it doesn't because of the complete lack of any conscience in our county).

    But those old pics of pizzerias and camera shops and bodegas are very evocative. Every neighborhood's culture centered on them. They were safe for neighbors because the, ahem, entrepreneurs knew not to steal from locals. They were not safe for tourists, but Johnny Gawker didn't come to Brooklyn.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    My New York. This actually makes me sniffle a little.
    Really cool - thanks for sharing.

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  • burd
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    My New York. This actually makes me sniffle a little.
    I don't know NYC, but I recall liking an old Harvey Keitel movie, "Smoke," which was about a neighborhood cigar shop/convenience store in Brooklyn. It was a time-and-place kind of movie that was rich, IMO. Do you (or other New Yorkers here) recall the movie? If so, did you find it evocative?

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  • Kepler
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    My New York. This actually makes me sniffle a little.

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  • burd
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post


    Looks like this could be during the third wave of the dust bowl. Feb 14th wasn't yet a big deal.
    Burd phone home!

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  • aparch
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post


    Harrison Schmitt during Apollo 17.
    The only non-test pilot to go to the moon.


    Also, this shot just makes me think of Astronaut Edgar Mitchell: 'You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that, you son of a *****."'

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  • SJHovey
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post


    Looks like this could be during the third wave of the dust bowl. Feb 14th wasn't yet a big deal.
    But at a time when we still celebrated both Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday as separate holidays.

    That picture looks like it could be part of the old FSA collection.

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  • Slap Shot
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    A frozen over Minnehaha Falls.

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  • Slap Shot
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    A then 6 year-old President Theodore Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln's funeral cort?ge in New York City, 1865.

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  • Slap Shot
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    They should have turned left at Albuquerque.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Harrison Schmitt during Apollo 17.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Looks like this could be during the third wave of the dust bowl. Feb 14th wasn't yet a big deal.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by state of hockey View Post

    I just don't remember how to post pictures. :^)
    There's an actual icon for it my dude. Just drop the url into it and resize so it's not too large.

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  • state of hockey
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    I thought this concept would draw more attention and participation. I guess Twitter is a hard act to follow.
    I just don't remember how to post pictures. :^)

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  • Slap Shot
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    I thought this concept would draw more attention and participation. I guess Twitter is a hard act to follow.

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