when it’s high summer in New York City, it means the city feels like the inside of a steam room.
But New Yorkers are no strangers to dealing with summer heat and humidity — look no further than this collection of vintage photos of Brooklyn taken in the summer of 1974.
Photographer Danny Lyon spent two months snapping pictures of the daily life in the borough — exploring Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Green, and Park Slope among other neighbourhoods. Here’s a glimpse at what he saw.
Although partially gutted by fire, one portion of this building across from Lynch Park in Brooklyn, is still inhabited.
Youngsters on the July Fourth holiday at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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