Check out this great collection of Depression-era photos of New York that were part of a project funded by the federal government in which it commissioned Berenice Abbott to document New York City.
A Continuous Lean writes: “Eventually the photographs ended up being published in a book that was released at the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadow New York. The photographs were also distributed to various public institutions throughout the area. It would be interesting to see if our current government would ever have the foresight to commission such projects today, or maybe that money is tied up in Citigroup’s Falcon 7x.”
In related news, New York magazine’s Daily Intel interviewed Cheyenne Jackson, asking him a few thoughts about New York, including this one:
What makes someone a New Yorker? “When you find that the sounds of the city no longer scare you … instead they comfort you.”