A Ride on the Third Avenue Elevated Railway: New York Faces 1940-’50s

A Ride on the Third Avenue Elevated Railway: New York Faces 1940-’50s

New York Faces 1940-’50s is a wonderful documentary short film created by filmmaker Leo Bar, a nostalgic piece that features the many “faces” of New York City, as seen while taking a ride on the now torn down Third Avenue Elevated Railway. Many of the NYC photographs shown in the film were discovered in Chicago, taken by the reclusive Vivian Maier, who was a nanny and street photographer in New York City and Chicago from the 1950-’90s. Other photographs were sourced from the New York Public Library. The music is Hey Now performed by Red Garland, released on Red Garland Revisited! (Prestige Records, 1957).

Enjoy the railway ride as it travels through the old neighborhoods of New York City!

A Ride on the Third Avenue Elevated Railway: New York Faces 1940-’50s

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