Ordinary life in a Bronx, New York City, neighborhood
Bronx New York City USA Date:1965 Duration:1 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
Film opens showing a commercial DC-9 in fight, overhead, approaching for landing at LaGuardia Airport, with landing gear and flaps extended. Scene shifts to hazy view of buildings silhouetted against lighter sky. View of rooftops with a boy walking across one. Buildings with pigeons on the roof. A woman dries clothes on a roof. A boy flies a kite from a roof. Cars parked on the street below. Pigeons flying. Youths playing basketball. 1:08 to end footage taken from atop 700 East 156th Street. 1:08 follows a train northwest along the Westchester Avenue line. 1:18, a view East of the newly elevated Bruckner Expwy and Whitestone and Throggs Neck bridges in distance. 1:21,a view to the Northwest, 3203-3211 Park Avenue is the curved building in the foreground, George Washington Bridge seen in the distance. 1:25, view west down 156th Street. 1:29 Train runs along Westchester Avenue to 156 and Tinton. 1:34 panning from south to west, Consolidated Edixon plant in Port Morris can be seen in distance. Rikers Island can also be seen in the East River. ( Note: A very large number of the buildings shown burned down in the next 10-20 years.)
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