WATCH: Rare Color Film of New York City Life in 1939

New York CityFrench tourist Jean Vivier captures a rare, vintage look around a colorful New York City in 1939. There’s something about seeing this in color that really strikes you – A reminder that most of the bones of this great city have been around long before we were. (Rockefeller Center had a rink bar equivalent back then too!) It also makes you long for a Manhattan where there’s not a homogenized GAP and Starbucks around every corner.

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