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Views of New York City and environs, especially Manhattan,in the United States.

Film begins showing location of New York City on a world globe, at the mouth of the Hudson River on the East Coast of the United States. It transitions to an aerial view of the Southern tip of Manhattan Island at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers and slowly shows views moving Northward along the Hudson River. Piers along the Hudson are visible. Scene shifts to above those piers, looking South at the cluster of Manhattan skyscraper buildings, and beyond to New York Harbor, the borough of Queens, and Brooklyn, and beyond to Long Island in the misty distance. Next the skyscrapers are seen from Queens,across the East River. A large ocean liner is seen underway in New York Harbor, among ferry boats, barges, and tugboats. The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background. An animated map shows regions around New York and traces the Hudson and Mohawk valleys into the Great Lakes. The map is then overlaid with numerous lines representing transportation routes by lend, water, and air. View of Brooklyn Bridge, wharfs, and Manhattan skyline in hazy background. Seagoing freighters loading and unloading at New York's piers. A truck and other cargoes being moved by cranes. Passenger trains moving in the New York city area. View of the famous Beaux-Arts style Penn Station by architects McKim, Mead, and White, at West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan. Train station interior crowded with travelers and commuters. Commercial aircraft taxiing at a New York area airport. Closeup of two young children watching the planes. Passengers deplaning from a large aircraft. Sign for Peruvian International Airways atop an airport building. A Swissair passenger plane being serviced. Passengers boarding a TWA Lockheed Constellation airplane. A family watching airplanes from an airport observation deck. The Lockheed Constellation starting its engines. A Douglas DC-4 aircraft taxis out and takes off, as several boys watch from the observation deck. Closeup of another group of boys watching planes from the observation deck. Aerial view of Manhattan skyscraper buildings from an overflying airplane. Traffic at Times Square. The Astor Hotel at the left and the Times building straight ahead. Several other street scenes in Manhattan, crowded with pedestrians. A view residential apartment houses along Park Avenue. Views of African Americans crowding the sidewalks in Harlem. Views of "Little Italy" in the lower East side of Manhattan, where Italian restaurants and other businesses are seen. Chinatown is seen with some of the business signs in Chinese. A man of Chinese heritage reading a letter. Asian American children playing together in a neighborhood. New high rise apartment buildings are seen replacing older homes in parts of Manhattan. Mothers wheeling their children on sidewalks in one of the new neighborhoods.

Date: 1948
Duration: 5 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Traffic moves along in Kew Gardens Interchange in Queens, New York City.

Traffic moves along on Grand Central Parkway through Kew Gardens Interchange. Cars move on parkway with stone arch bridges and wooden highway light poles. Views from westbound Union Turnpike Bridge, on parkway median looking west near 78th Avenue and on embankment near Park Drive East.

Date: 1961
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British liner S.S. Queen Mary reaches New York in a record time of four days and eight hours

S.S.Queen Mary sets a new mark across Atlantic. British liner, S.S.Queen Mary moves across the Atlantic. S.S.Queen Mary ship reaches New York in a record time of four days, eight hours and thirty seven minutes, from Cherbourg water break, to the Ambrose Lightship. Biplane aircraft fly over the Queen Mary ocean liner as she nears the coast. The Statue of Liberty is also seen in harbor of New York City.

Date: 1936, June 1
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Residential area in the suburbs of New York City, and train and ferry commuting methods into New York City

Manhattan Island in New York City, United States. A map shows the location of the five Boroughs in the New York City. A sign reads ' New York City' and marks Route 25D (Horace Harding Boulevard) on boundary between Queens County in the city and Nassau County on Long Island. .Camera pans to the Nassau County side where newly constructed homes are seen. Closeup of one of the houses, shows a small child coming out the front door to pick up two bottles of milk left by the milkman on the stoop. More views of homes in this neighborhood. A man throws a newspaper on steps of a house. Commuters (mostly headed to Manhattan) fill the platform at a station of the Long Island Railroad, and board a train as it arrives. View of the train heading West with Manhattan skyline visible in distance. View of train in major rail yard in Queens, with skyscrapers of Manhattan visible in distance.The Empire State and Chrysler Buildings are recognizable. Views of Ferry boats crossing to and from Manhattan,with sky scrapers in background. Passenger's view of ferry approaching battery terminal and docking. Commuters leaving the ferry.

Date: 1948
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
New York Yankees play against New York Giants in 1936 World Series; also Grover Whalen showing 1939 Worlds Fair plans.

Crowd cheers and waves during New York Yankees and New York Giants game in the 1936 World Series at Polo Grounds IV in Manhattan, New york. Yankee manager, Joe McCarthy and Giants manager, Bill Terry on the field and they shake hands. Governor of New York State Herbert H. Lehman throws out first pitch, with Mayor La Guardia beside him. Babe Ruth, guest of honor, watches the match. Crowd cheer as the game proceeds. In next segment: Grover Whalen, President of New York World's Fair Corporation points out highlights of 1939 New York World's Fair on a preliminary model with the help of a stick, for visiting dignitaries. Footage from a September 1961 newsreel hightlighting stories from 25 years earlier.

Date: 1936, October
Duration: 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Helen Mack wins the title "The American Beauty" in New York, United States.

Scenes from the "The American Queen of Beauty ' pageant in New York City, United States, in October 1934. (The "Miss America" pageant was not held in 1934 due to Great Depression financial troubles that affected the pageant in 1933. This "American Queen of Beauty" pageant was sponsored by Madison Square Garden, and held only this one time, in 1934). Contestants in swim suits move around the judges. The judges consisting of experts are seated on the center of the stage. Helen Mack, who was Miss New York State, is seen being given the title of American Queen of Beauty after she defeated 3,000 girls from 30 states. She holds the silver winner's cup.

Date: 1934, October 8
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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