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Jun. 2, 2011, 4:42 PM

brooklynWe came across a beautiful collection of vintage photos of Brooklyn taken in the summer of 1974.

Photographer Danny Lyon spent two months snapping pictures of the daily life in the borough — exploring Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Green and Park Slope among other neighborhoods.

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Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, framed through nearby buildings.

MANHATTAN BRIDGE TOWER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY, FRAMED THROUGH NEARBY BUILDINGS. June 1974

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Williamsburg Bridge facing towards Manhattan.

WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE IN NEW YORK CITY FACING TOWARDS MANHATTAN. July 1974

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View from under elevated train tracks at Bushwick Avenue

VIEW FROM UNDER ELEVATED TRAIN TRACKS AT BUSHWICK AVENUE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Two Latino girls pose in front of graffiti in Lynch Park, Brooklyn

TWO LATINO GIRLS POSE IN FRONT OF A WALL OF GRAFFITI IN LYNCH PARK IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Apartment house across from Fort Green Park in Brooklyn

APARTMENT HOUSE ACROSS FROM FORT GREEN PARK IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Block of brownstone residences in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

BLOCK OF BROWNSTONE RESIDENCES IN PARK SLOPE OF BROOKLYN NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Young man with his leg in a cast in Highland Park

YOUNG MAN WITH HIS LEG IN A CAST IN HIGHLAND PARK OF BROOKLYN NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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On Bond Street in Brooklyn

INNER CITY LIFE ON BOND STREET IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Boy at bat in a softball game in Highland Park, Brooklyn

BOY AT BAT IN A SOFTBALL GAME IN HIGHLAND PARK OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Basketball playground in Brooklyn

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Black sports heros are the motifs in the wall paintings on Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn.

BLACK SPORTS HEROES ARE THE MOTIFS IN THESE WALL PAINTINGS ON NOSTRAND AVENUE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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House in Park Slope, Brooklyn

HOUSE IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Playing Frisbee in the street

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Although partially gutted by fire, one portion of this building across from Lynch Park, in Brooklyn, is still inhabited.

ALTHOUGH PARTIALLY GUTTED BY FIRE, ONE PORTION OF THIS BUILDING ACROSS FROM LYNCH PARK IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY, STILL IS INHABITED. July 1974

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Three girls in Broooklyn

THREE YOUNG GIRLS IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Boy Scout Leader recruiting among Latino Youths in the Bed-Stuy District.

BOY SCOUT LEADER RECRUITING AMONG LATINO YOUTHS IN THE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT DISTRICT OF BROOKLYN IN NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Puerto Rican Boy playing ball in Highland Park, Brooklyn.

PUERTO RICAN BOY PLAYING BALL IN HIGHLAND PARK OF BROOKLYN NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Children at Riis Park, a public beach in Brooklyn.

CHILDREN AT RIIS PARK, A PUBLIC BEACH IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Kosciusko Public Swimming Pool in the heart of Bed-Stuy.

THE KOSCIUSKO PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL IN THE HEART OF THE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT DISTRICT OF BROOKLYN IN NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Youngsters on the July 4th holiday at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

YOUNGSTERS ON THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY AT THE KOSCIUSKO SWIMMING POOL IN BROOKLYN'S BEDFORD-STUYVESANT DISTRICT, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Kosciosko Swimming Pool -- a public pool in the Bedford-Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn.

KOSCIOSKO SWIMMING POOL, A PUBLIC POOL PLACED FOR USE BY RESIDENTS OF THE INNER CITY IN THE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT DISTRICT OF BROOKLYN IN NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Boy at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in Bed-Stuy

BOY AGAINST A YELLOW PLATFORM AT THE KOSCIUSKO SWIMMING POOL IN THE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT DISTRICT OF BROOKLYN IN NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Latin youth at Lynch Park, Brooklyn.

LATIN YOUTHS AT LYNCH PARK IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Row houses on Bond Street, Brooklyn.

ROW HOUSES ON BOND STREET IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Graffiti in Brooklyn

GRAFFITI WITH A SUPERGRAPHIC "VAIL" AND OTHER WORDS ON A WALL IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Fire set by the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute to test wires and insulation in NYC.

FIRE SET BY THE BROOKLYN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE TO TEST WIRES AND INSULATION IN NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Three girls on Bond Street in Brooklyn.

THREE YOUNG GIRLS ON BOND STREET IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Building detail of the RKO Bushwick Theater in Brooklyn.

BUILDING DETAIL OF THE RKO BUSHWICK THEATER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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RKO Bushwick Theater

RKO BUSHWICK THEATER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Children at the beach in Riis Park, Brooklyn

CHILDREN AT THE BEACH IN RIIS PARK, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Walking along Bushwick Ave.

INNER CITY RESIDENTS OF BROOKLYN IN NEW YORK CITY WALK ALONG BUSHWICK AVENUE OBLIVIOUS TO THE NOISE OF THE GRAFFITI GARBED ELEVATED TRAIN. July 1974

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An example of Brooklyn architecture on Vanderbilt Ave.

AN EXAMPLE OF BROOKLYN ARCHITECTURE ON VANDERBILT AVENUE IN NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Three boys and " A Train" graffiti in Brooklyn's Lynch Park.

THREE BOYS AND "A TRAIN" GRAFFITI IN BROOKLYN'S LYNCH PARK IN NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Near Lynch Park, Brooklyn

SCENE NEAR LYNCH PARK IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Turn of the century brownstone apartments

TURN OF THE CENTURY BROWNSTONE APARTMENTS BEING PAINTED AND RENOVATED BY THEIR OWNERS IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Playing softball in Highland Park

PUERTO RICAN BOYS PLAYING SOFTBALL IN BROOKLYN'S HIGHLAND PARK IN NEW YORK CITY. July 1974

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Crossing underneath the subway at Bushwick Ave.

THE UNDERSIDE OF AN ELEVATED TRAIN PLATFORM IS PART OF THE ENVIRONMENT ON BUSHWICK AVENUE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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Bushwick Ave seen from an elevated train platform

BROOKLYN'S BUSHWICK AVENUE SEEN FROM AN ELEVATED TRAIN PLATFORM IN NEW YORK CITY. June 1974

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