NYC

Capote’s Brooklyn: With the lost photographs of David Attie

In 1955, Truman Capote rented a basement apartment at 70 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights. His short, autobiographical essay about living in the neighborhood was originally published in February 1959 in Holiday magazine. The essay was brought back into print more than fifty years after with sixty stunning, never-before-seen photos of Capote and his neighborhood by David Attie, originally commissioned for the article but never published–until now. 

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

(All Photos: © David Attie)

In a World of Their Own

Aaron Rose spent three summers in the early nineteen-sixties photographing the beaches of Coney Island. Shooting inconspicuously with a 35-mm. Leica, Rose caught his subjects unawares, and, in the process, captured the sweaty languor of New York City’s most iconic summer attraction. The exhibition titled In A World of Their Own, is now showing at the Museum of the City of New York.   All images by Aaron Rose, courtesy The Museum of the City of New York. 

Frank Paulin

Frank Paulin is an American artist and photographer, best known for his street photography in NYC taken in the late 1950s.

Fifth Avenue Coach Line Bus, pedestrians and a Corvette, 1956

Phonecall, New York, 1970

Grant’s Bar, New York City, 1956

Flower Messenger, Times Square, 1955

 Doll, New York, 1956

Mourning John Lennon, New York, 1980