Views of a vintage 1930s New York City police car on a busy street of Manhattan, New York City. At start of clip, the Columbus Circle statue of Columbus can be seen in distant background as car heads possibly down 59th Street and then down 7th Avenue. A policeman driving the car, and another cop sitting next to him looking out through the window. People walking on sidewalks, cars parked at the sides of road. Other 1930s vehicles on road including cars, taxis, trucks, and buses. A horse-drawn wagon or carriage is also seen. A corner shop with sign "Primadora" is seen. Near end of clip the car passes a Madison Square Garden entrance advertising the "National Horse Show. November 4 through November 5. International Military Jumping every night."
"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.
Clear aerial views of midtown and lower Manhattan, New York City 1930, but with smoke coming from Hudson River pier of New York Harbor where the North German Lloyd liner Munchen (sometimes Muenchen or München) is seen on fire, shortly after docking in New York after the voyage from Bremen, Germany. Ship emits smoke and fire at the pier. Firefighters spray water to extinguish fire. Views of the piers and slips and dock areas on the Hudson River at New York City and close up views of the firefighters battling the blaze on the Muenchen. The ship subsequently sank at dock. She was raised later in 1930, repaired in dry dock, and returned to service under the new name SS General von Steuben. The ship was sunk in 1945 by the S-13 submarine of the Soviet Union.
Elevated views and busy street views of automobile and pedestrian traffic on streets of New York City in the late 1930s. A streetcar stopped in the street. A roadside news stand. Children walking to school. Children exiting a school bus to go to school Two boys wrestle as a group of boys encourages them. Girls play a game like "London Bridge is falling down." Scene changes to a farm field with a farmer plowing a field with his tractor. A farmer cuts crops with a sickle. Scene changes again to a neighborhood with nice homes and two girls play skipping rope at a house. A woman prepares toast in a toaster. Vegetables and food items in refrigerator. Scene changes to dense urban tenements and scenes of relative poverty in New York City. Elevated view looking out over dense tenements and apartment homes. Two young women sit on sleeping cots on a rooftop 1930s cars parked on a narrow street among crowded city dwellings, and and people sit outside their houses. Kids playing "stoop ball" throwing a ball against steps of their dwelling. A poster reads "Yellow Jack". Children play.
A photographer uses a camera and records as he jumps from a U.S. Curtis Condor aircraft over Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York. Men with parachute packs lined up in front of a Curtis Condor. The photographer checks his camera before boarding the aircraft. Men board the aircraft. Parachutists jump from the Curtis Condor in flight and descend.
A boxing bout held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States. People seated around the ring. Greek boxer Jim Londos and Italian boxer Garibaldi in the ring. People watch the bout. Londos wins.