The Real Deal New York

The oldest surviving footage of NYC: VIDEO

The film features 28 shots of iconic locations paired with maps

February 21, 2015 05:00PM

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A screenshot from the footage

A lot has changed in New York City over the past century. But, then again, a surprising amount has remained the same, as demonstrated by this footage going back to 1896.

It’s the oldest footage of recognizable locations – such as Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, Times Square and the Williamsburg Bridge — in New York City, and maps have been added to help pinpoint the location of ever shot.

Christopher Cameron

  • drloosen

    23rd St was more fashionable!

  • Metzfan

    Where is the story? Where is the footage? This is half an article!

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