Fifth Avenue from 40th Street - 1964


Street scene taken on August 19, 1964, on Fifth Avenue, looking south from the New York Public Library at West 40th Street. Photographer O'Halloran, Thomas J. Source: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress.

Photograph shows bidirectional car traffic and pedestrians on 5th Avenue. The old Knox the Hatter, Knox Building (now HSBC), is to the right.

In 1966, Fifth Avenue below 135th Street was changed to carry only one-way traffic southbound, and Madison Avenue was changed to one-way northbound. Through the late 1960s and early 1970s, many retailers that once lined Fifth Avenue's midtown section moved away or closed altogether. More: New York in the 1960s




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Fifth Avenue from 40th Street - 1964



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