"City Pastorale" shows citizens of New York hurrying about their business during workday on a street in New York City. Vehicular traffic and pedestrians. People riding on the subway. Views of workaday foot traffic along New York sidewalk. Macy's department store. Racks of clothes being wheeled along the streets and sidewalks. Scenes of New Yorkers in hectic activity. In contrast, are shown peaceful scenic views of New York City. Penthouse gardens. Clothes drying on a rooftop line. People entering a number of different churches in Manhattan, New York. A woman in a garden. A man and a boy sit and read newspapers in the garden. The young boy looks at the "funny papers" (comic strips). A man walks with a child on a sidewalk. Cars parked. People chatting on the sidewalk of a New York city street. The Chrysler Building and nearby skyscrapers. People taking pictures with handheld cameras at a playground. Families with babies. Children playing in a park. Quiet streets. Car drives beneath an elevated train. Men walk on a ramp. People relax on beaches. Older women gathered together on the beach talking, while boys play in the sand at the edge of the surf. A huge crowd seated in a baseball stadium and watching a game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers, including a shot of Giants pitcher, #36 ( Mickey McGowan ?), throwing from the mound and, in another scene, Giants #23 (Clint Hartung ?) batting and striking out. Views of the fans watching the baseball game, including some men in suits and boys sitting together in the bleachers watching the game and eating ice cream on a stick. Visitors stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh returns after his trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris. Tug boats are jammed together next to the Department of Docks Building on Pier A, Hudson River, New York City. The clocktower, added to the Building in 1919, as America's first WWI memorial, is clearly visible.American flags and bunting everywhere. A small launch, carrying Lindbergh, makes its way, between tug boats and large ferry boats and throws a line to a larger passenger-filled boat nearby. In a precarious maneuver, persons in both boats help Lindbergh into the larger boat. He almost falls into the water, in the process. Lindbergh is wearing a leather flying jacket. At the Battery,policemen on foot, and on horseback and motorcycles restrain crowds. Lindbergh climbs into an open car, and the parade, in his honor commences. New Yorkers watch and cheer. Lindbergh's motorcade proceeds to lower Broadway. A ticker-tape parade in his honor. People on either side of the streets cheer and welcome Lindbergh. Motorcycle and mounted police escort him further to City Hall. Policemen control the crowd. City Hall: Officials welcome the aviator. A banner reads 'Welcome Lindbergh'. Lindbergh with various officials and officers on stage. He addresses the crowd. NY Mayor James Walker greets and congratulates Lindbergh.
World's Heavyweight boxing championship at Madison Square Garden in New York, United States. People outside the garden to watch the bout. German Boxer Max Schmeling walks in and people gathered around him. People purchase tickets for the boxing bout from a counter. A hand holds two tickets of the bout which reads James J Braddock vs Max Schmeling. Large sign at the Madison Square Garden Bowl advertising the boxing match. Sweeping views of the empty Madison Square Garden Bowl arena in Long Island City. Only one spectator seated in the stands.
Scenes from Central Park in New York City, United States. Families with children are seen throughout the park. Families relax under shade in the park. A family seated in a garden. A pram (stroller, carriage) in the foreground. A child seated on his father's lap on a park bench. Children laugh and enjoy. A happy and smiling boy. Families take children to watch the animals in the Central Park Zoo. Chimpanzee climbs on a bar. A Panda bear eating a bamboo shoot. A sleepy looking hippopotamus with his head lying down. Elsewhere in New York City as evening approaches: Vehicles on the street and passing under the Washington Square Arch. Skyscrapers in view. Evening in New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen from ground level. Lights on the buildings and skyscrapers of New York at night.
Various views of 60 thousand Labor union members of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) as they parade on 8th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, in a march to Madison Square Garden, where many are seen entering. The Garden Marquee advertises the CIO Rally attended by Mayor O'Dyer and CIO President, Philip Murray. This CIO rally is to protest the recent passage of the Taft-Hartley Labor Bill and to demand its veto by President Truman. Brief glimpse inside the packed Madison Square Garden, with bright light panning over the gathering. (Note: Members of the AFL labor union held a similar march and rally, in Manhattan, 6 days earlier, on June,4th). Scene shifts completely to CIO members parading in protest at a different (unidentified) city. Business establishments seen include Kipens Hardware and Busse's Drug Store.
Film titled ‘Brooklyn USA’ based on Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn Bridge spanning East River in New York City. Traffic along road. Various buildings in Brooklyn. View of Manhattan skyline of skyscrapers, as seen from Brooklyn. Commercial establishments with signs in various languages, including: Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. Alamphon Arabic Records shop. Brooklynites dresses as native American Indians play music. People sitting on benches, in the sun. Street signs for Myrtle Avenue and Herkimer Street. Building with sign reading: "Greepoint. Post No. 24, American Legion." Sign reads ‘T.S.F.T.P.O.D.R.A.B Sidney H. Ascher’. Official walks down the steps of a brownstone apartment building. He speaks to the camera. Milestone with directions and distances inscribed on it, including "10 1/2 miles to N. York ferry." Street signs at intersection of Lady Moody Square and Avenue U. Historic homes and building. Brownstone homes in fashionable district near Garden Place. Sign at corner of Fulton Street and Pineapple Street. Sign for Orange Street. Signs at Vine Street and Columbia Heights,at Cranberry and Henry Streets,and at Poplar, Willow, and Middagh Streets.