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“Getting away is the best thing you can do if you live in New York,” said then 18-year-old Bonnie Salant, who was on her way to Cape Cod for the Fourth of July weekend in 1972. She was not the only one eager to escape: the Automobile Club of New York predicted “three million cars would clog metropolitan highways during the four-day weekend.” For those who stayed home, the weather was predicted to be sunny and warm. Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times
“Getting away is the best thing you can do if you live in New York,” said then 18-year-old Bonnie Salant, who was on her way to Cape Cod for the Fourth of July weekend in 1972. She was not the only one eager to escape: the Automobile Club of New York predicted “three million cars would clog metropolitan highways during the four-day weekend.” For those who stayed home, the weather was predicted to be sunny and warm. Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times

“Getting away is the best thing you can do if you live in New York,” said then 18-year-old Bonnie Salant, who was on her way to Cape Cod for the Fourth of July weekend in 1972. She was not the only one eager to escape: the Automobile Club of New York predicted “three million cars would clog metropolitan highways during the four-day weekend.” For those who stayed home, the weather was predicted to be sunny and warm. Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times

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    Aerial view of Third Avenue skyscrapers looking south. Summer 1972.
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