Streets of New York City in the 1950s

Here is a collection of fascinating photos from Michael Donovan that show street scenes of New York City in the 1950s.

42nd Street toward 5th Avenue (New York Public Library on the right), circa 1951

Broadway & 47th Street, 1951

Times Square, 1951

Bowling Green, Manhattan, 1952

Columbus Circle, New York City, 1952


Times Square, 1952

42nd Street off 7th Avenue, 1953

Broadway toward 51st Street, 1953

Melrose Avenue toward 149th Street, the Bronx, 1953

Park Row & Worth Street, 1953

Times Square toward 46th Street, 1953

Times Square, 1953

Times Square, 1953

42nd Street & Broadway , 1954

Broadway & 42nd Street , 1954

Broadway & 44th Street, April 15, 1954

Broadway & 51st Street, 1954

Grand Concourse & 156th Street in the Bronx, circa 1954

New York City, 1954

Times Square, 1954Times Square, 1954

Times Square, 1954

University Avenue off 176th Street in the Bronx, October 21, 1954

7th Avenue toward 47th Street, 1955

31st Street off 5th Avenue, 1955

42nd Street & 3rd Avenue, 1955

Roebling Street & Broadway, at the Williamsburg Plaza, circa 1955

Times Square, 1955

Times Square, 1955

Times Square, 1955

West 8th Street & Macdougal Street, circa 1955

Yankee Stadium, circa 1955

5th Avenue & 50th Street (St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the right), 1956

Atlantic Avenue & 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, 1956

Atop Rockefeller Center, 1956

Fulton Street & Bond Street, Brooklyn, with a view of the RKO Albee Theater, 1956

Times Square, 1956

Times Square, 1956

Times Square, 1956

7th Avenue & 47th Street, 1957

Times Square,1957

5th Avenue & 60th Street, circa 1958

Times Square,1958

Times Square,1958

Times Square,1958

Times Square,1958

Battery Park, New York City, 1959

Broadway & 42nd Street, 1959

Easter Parade at 5th Avenue & 50th Street, 1959

Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue & 40th Street, 1959

Manhattan skyline, 1959

Toward Fulton Street & Adams Street, Brooklyn, 1959

Times Square, 1959

Times Square, 1959

Times Square, 1959


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