Many works of art, literature and music have been dedicated to the city that never sleeps. One may think it’s all just romanticism, but the city does deserve its many names. New York keeps changing and evolving over the years, but it remains a city of hope and progress whether in the face of loss or triumph. It’s why people all over the world fly across the Atlantic, testing their identities and limits — if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
Take a walk and revisit each decade with this gallery.
1890s: New York on its way to ‘progressivism’
1900s: The richest and most populous state
1910s: A continuous development
1920s: The American dream factory
1930s: Surviving the Great Depression
1940s: A victory to be celebrated
1950s: A decade of restoration
1960s: Culture in flux
1970s: Another 10 years of economic descent
1980s: Big Apple back on its feet
1990s: Steadfast urban development
2000s: An ode to The World Trade Center Twin Towers
2010s: Still the center of the world
All images were rightfully used under the Creative Commons license and public domain, retrieved from Wikimedia and Flickr Commons.
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