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In 1914, the men of New York climbed the wires of the Brooklyn Bridge without a care in the world. Nowadays, there better be a microbrew or apple device up there because that's all they care about. See more incredible historic photos of New York City like this one below...

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Digging up Delancey Street in 1908, while a Jewish youngster dreams of escape.


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Not a Q train in sight. A column of the Manhattan Bridge, four years before completion in 1908.


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Stunning Grand Central Station in 1937. Years before the Apple store opened.


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Two men found at the bottom of an elevator shaft in 1915.


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But this road still isn't paved? Workers on 28th St in 1930.


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Breakfast special for ten cents? Sign me up. 6th and 40th St during the Second World War.


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Baseball hunk Babe Ruth and fans at the 1936 World Series.


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Doesn't he know about PATH? A resident of New Jersey watches the Manhattan skyline in 1936.


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Goin' shopping on East 42nd St circa 1890.


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A church on Norfolk Street in the late 1980s.


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I guess the 1 train never changed. Lower Manhattan subway, undated.


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Triborough Bridge in-progress, 1936.


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Well, I never! Shirtless New Yorkers cool down in Astoria, summer 1940.

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 Everyday they're hustling, people on the Lower East Side during The Great Depression.

All photos copyright of New York's Municipal Archives.

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