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Check out these cool vintage photos of summer in NYC

Get nostalgic for old New York with these timeless photos of the city in the summertime

By Evelyn Derico
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The sunny (and sticky) days of summer are here again! Taking a dip on the beach at Coney Island or strolling down the boardwalk are just a few favorite ways to make the most of summer in NYC. Turns out we relax in NYC in much the same we did back in the day: by taking it easy by one of the city's pools or best beaches—it's just that we tend not to hit the sand fully clothed and wearing a hat like they did a hundred years ago. Check out these beautiful photos, running from the turn of the century right up to the groovy ’70s.

Photograph: Courtesy Luna Park NYC

1910, Bathers at Coney Island 

1910, Coney Island
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1910, Coney Island 

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June 13, 1911, Coney Island in Luna Park
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

June 13, 1911, Coney Island in Luna Park

July 4, 1911, Fourth of July parade
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

July 4, 1911, Fourth of July parade 

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circa 1915, Battery Park on hot day
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress/Bain News Service

Circa 1915, Battery Park on hot day

1915, Asleep in Battery Park on hot day
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1915, Asleep in Battery Park on hot day

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Circa 1920, Coney Island
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Jackies_Pics

Circa 1920, Coney Island

June 1936, Manhattan
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress/Dorothea Lange

June 1936, Manhattan 

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August 3, 1948, Children with tricycles in Washington Square
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress/Fred Palumbo

August 3, 1948, Children with tricycles in Washington Square

Circa 1960, Brighton Beach Boardwalk
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Castleandkeep

Circa 1960, Brighton Beach Boardwalk

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Circa 1961-1963, sunbathers and swimmers on Coney Island
Photograph: Aaron Rose/Courtesy Museum of the City of New York

Circa 1961-1963, sunbathers and swimmers on Coney Island

1970, Boy Against a Yellow Platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in Bed-Stuy
Photograph: Courtesy U.S. National Archives/Danny Lyon

1970, Boy Against a Yellow Platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in Bed-Stuy

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May 1973, Lifeguard Takes a Sunbath at Great Kills Park on Staten Island
Photograph: Courtesy U.S. National Archives/Arthur Tress

May 1973, Lifeguard Takes a Sunbath at Great Kills Park on Staten Island

1974, Children at the Beach in Reis Park, Brooklyn
Photograph: Courtesy U.S. National Archives/Danny Lyon

1974, Children at the Beach in Riis Park, Brooklyn

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July 1974, The Kosciusko Public Swimming Pool
Photograph: Courtesy U.S. National Archives/Danny Lyon

July 1974, The Kosciusko Public Swimming Pool

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