Amazing Home Movie Footage of ’70s-Era NYC
If you live in New York and love movies, you sometimes get a little charge out of watching films shot here; it’s fun to see the sidewalks and corners you frequent yourself on the silver screen, particularly if you’re watching an older movie shot in a very different city. In that way, flicks like Taxi Driver and The Taking of Pelham 123 almost become documentaries of NYC in another era.
But those glimpses are fleeting. Here, on the other hand, is a gawker’s mother lode: twenty minutes of 1970s Super 8 home movies by amateur filmmaker Irving Schneider. His camera captures vintage views of Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village, Times Square and 42nd Street, the Garment District, Central Park, and Brooklyn Heights. Check it out:
[via Dangerous Minds]