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60 Timeless Photos Sure To Cause Major Nostalgia

Uncategorized | March 1, 2018

New York City in 1962.

Source: Reddit

Here’s a photo of a dame having a smoke in a New York City diner back in 1962. The city that never sleeps went through a lot of changes between 1946 and 1977. Immediately after World War II, it became widely known as one of the world's greatest cities.

However, things declined after peaking in population in 1950. As prices rose businesses left for cheaper locations. There was a downturn in industry and an increase in crime, and the city’s welfare burden. All of this accumulated into what became known as the city’s fiscal crisis of the 1970s. It's hard to believe now, but New York barely avoided defaulting on its obligations and declaring bankruptcy.

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Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".