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Smog over New York, 1966: Around Thanksgiving, smog swept into the city, prompting a flurry of articles, dramatic front page pictures and emergency alerts in several states. Though hospitals reported that no one was immediately injured by the smog, the long-term effects were cited as a concern, and Mayor John V. Lindsay — back in City Hall after a Bermuda vacation — discussed a plan to require buildings to dispose of garbage by means other than incinerators. Would rents increase as a result? “I can’t say for sure. There’s a problem,” the mayor said. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
Smog over New York, 1966: Around Thanksgiving, smog swept into the city, prompting a flurry of articles, dramatic front page pictures and emergency alerts in several states. Though hospitals reported that no one was immediately injured by the smog, the long-term effects were cited as a concern, and Mayor John V. Lindsay — back in City Hall after a Bermuda vacation — discussed a plan to require buildings to dispose of garbage by means other than incinerators. Would rents increase as a result? “I can’t say for sure. There’s a problem,” the mayor said. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

Smog over New York, 1966: Around Thanksgiving, smog swept into the city, prompting a flurry of articles, dramatic front page pictures and emergency alerts in several states. Though hospitals reported that no one was immediately injured by the smog, the long-term effects were cited as a concern, and Mayor John V. Lindsay — back in City Hall after a Bermuda vacation — discussed a plan to require buildings to dispose of garbage by means other than incinerators. Would rents increase as a result? “I can’t say for sure. There’s a problem,” the mayor said. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

March 8, 1961: In the years following the second World War, finding a home for the thousands of Liberty ships that survived the fighting — like these on the Hudson River — was a challenge for the Federal Maritime Board. Many were sold, many were decommissioned and scrapped; some became floating docks, another, a floating nuclear station. Photo: The New York Times
March 8, 1961: In the years following the second World War, finding a home for the thousands of Liberty ships that survived the fighting — like these on the Hudson River — was a challenge for the Federal Maritime Board. Many were sold, many were decommissioned and scrapped; some became floating docks, another, a floating nuclear station. Photo: The New York Times

March 8, 1961: In the years following the second World War, finding a home for the thousands of Liberty ships that survived the fighting — like these on the Hudson River — was a challenge for the Federal Maritime Board. Many were sold, many were decommissioned and scrapped; some became floating docks, another, a floating nuclear station. Photo: The New York Times

Jan. 23, 1969: Boarding at Pier 86 at 46th Street in Manhattan, passengers walked the gangway to the superliner United States as a strike of longshoremen was hurting shipping-dependent industries. Truckers, for example, had had nothing to transport for 24 days. President Nixon was getting involved while American ocean liners’ departmental supervisors were reported to have taken over the work of their striking dockers, carting supplies onto boats. “I’m not hungry, just tired,” The Times quoted a pier supervisor as saying. “I only know that I have muscles I never dreamed of before.”   Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
Jan. 23, 1969: Boarding at Pier 86 at 46th Street in Manhattan, passengers walked the gangway to the superliner United States as a strike of longshoremen was hurting shipping-dependent industries. Truckers, for example, had had nothing to transport for 24 days. President Nixon was getting involved while American ocean liners’ departmental supervisors were reported to have taken over the work of their striking dockers, carting supplies onto boats. “I’m not hungry, just tired,” The Times quoted a pier supervisor as saying. “I only know that I have muscles I never dreamed of before.”   Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

Jan. 23, 1969: Boarding at Pier 86 at 46th Street in Manhattan, passengers walked the gangway to the superliner United States as a strike of longshoremen was hurting shipping-dependent industries. Truckers, for example, had had nothing to transport for 24 days. President Nixon was getting involved while American ocean liners’ departmental supervisors were reported to have taken over the work of their striking dockers, carting supplies onto boats. “I’m not hungry, just tired,” The Times quoted a pier supervisor as saying. “I only know that I have muscles I never dreamed of before.”   Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

Feb. 12, 1965: Flights were canceled at Kennedy Airport because of heavy fog on Lincoln’s Birthday. While this DC-7B sat on the tarmac, a member of the ground crew searched for a Miami-bound airplane that was retreating on the runway. The ground crew member, the caption reported, could hear the other plane but not see it. Photo: Allyn Baum/The New York Times
Feb. 12, 1965: Flights were canceled at Kennedy Airport because of heavy fog on Lincoln’s Birthday. While this DC-7B sat on the tarmac, a member of the ground crew searched for a Miami-bound airplane that was retreating on the runway. The ground crew member, the caption reported, could hear the other plane but not see it. Photo: Allyn Baum/The New York Times

Feb. 12, 1965: Flights were canceled at Kennedy Airport because of heavy fog on Lincoln’s Birthday. While this DC-7B sat on the tarmac, a member of the ground crew searched for a Miami-bound airplane that was retreating on the runway. The ground crew member, the caption reported, could hear the other plane but not see it. Photo: Allyn Baum/The New York Times

A plainclothes police officer kept watch over rooftops in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx on Nov. 25, 1969, in part of the coverage for a Dec. 24 article that reported on a special Police Department crime analysis, hoping to stem robberies. Though the report said that the victims were likely to be older and white, and that 80 percent of the “robbers, according to descriptions supplied by the victims, were Negroes or Puerto Ricans,” The Times quoted Capt. Salvatore Matteis, the 44th Precinct commander, as saying “This isn’t a matter of race; it’s a matter of economics.” Photo: Michael Evans/The New York Times
A plainclothes police officer kept watch over rooftops in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx on Nov. 25, 1969, in part of the coverage for a Dec. 24 article that reported on a special Police Department crime analysis, hoping to stem robberies. Though the report said that the victims were likely to be older and white, and that 80 percent of the “robbers, according to descriptions supplied by the victims, were Negroes or Puerto Ricans,” The Times quoted Capt. Salvatore Matteis, the 44th Precinct commander, as saying “This isn’t a matter of race; it’s a matter of economics.” Photo: Michael Evans/The New York Times

A plainclothes police officer kept watch over rooftops in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx on Nov. 25, 1969, in part of the coverage for a Dec. 24 article that reported on a special Police Department crime analysis, hoping to stem robberies. Though the report said that the victims were likely to be older and white, and that 80 percent of the “robbers, according to descriptions supplied by the victims, were Negroes or Puerto Ricans,” The Times quoted Capt. Salvatore Matteis, the 44th Precinct commander, as saying “This isn’t a matter of race; it’s a matter of economics.” Photo: Michael Evans/The New York Times

Jan. 14, 1963: Paddy Chayefsky’s play, “The Passion of Josef D.,” put on at the New Amsterdam Theater, required the transforming of actors like Peter Falk, pictured, into Joseph Stalins and Leon Trotskys. According to Luther Adler, who played Vladimir Lenin, “In this show we have 22 wigs, 24 mustaches, 10 goatees and 4 beards for a cast in which 35 actors will play more than 100 roles.” Photo: The New York Times
Jan. 14, 1963: Paddy Chayefsky’s play, “The Passion of Josef D.,” put on at the New Amsterdam Theater, required the transforming of actors like Peter Falk, pictured, into Joseph Stalins and Leon Trotskys. According to Luther Adler, who played Vladimir Lenin, “In this show we have 22 wigs, 24 mustaches, 10 goatees and 4 beards for a cast in which 35 actors will play more than 100 roles.” Photo: The New York Times

Jan. 14, 1963: Paddy Chayefsky’s play, “The Passion of Josef D.,” put on at the New Amsterdam Theater, required the transforming of actors like Peter Falk, pictured, into Joseph Stalins and Leon Trotskys. According to Luther Adler, who played Vladimir Lenin, “In this show we have 22 wigs, 24 mustaches, 10 goatees and 4 beards for a cast in which 35 actors will play more than 100 roles.” Photo: The New York Times

July 1, 1969: A police officer on duty in the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn, dressed as “a tall, voluptuous broad,” according to the picture’s sensitive caption-writer. While he was “in disguise, two men pinched the undercover man where a woman shouldn’t be pinched, and the undercover man pinched them in return. The second pinch was in the form of an arrest,” the photo’s back reads. And, helpfully, it’s pointed out that the policeman “is married and is the father of one child.” Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times
July 1, 1969: A police officer on duty in the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn, dressed as “a tall, voluptuous broad,” according to the picture’s sensitive caption-writer. While he was “in disguise, two men pinched the undercover man where a woman shouldn’t be pinched, and the undercover man pinched them in return. The second pinch was in the form of an arrest,” the photo’s back reads. And, helpfully, it’s pointed out that the policeman “is married and is the father of one child.” Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times

July 1, 1969: A police officer on duty in the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn, dressed as “a tall, voluptuous broad,” according to the picture’s sensitive caption-writer. While he was “in disguise, two men pinched the undercover man where a woman shouldn’t be pinched, and the undercover man pinched them in return. The second pinch was in the form of an arrest,” the photo’s back reads. And, helpfully, it’s pointed out that the policeman “is married and is the father of one child.” Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times

May 26, 1961: A sudden noise panicked poor Patrolhorse Cam, who “bolted and plunged” into the East River, The Times reported. His rider, Patrolman John A. Jezsek, rolled off Cam’s back while another patrolman dived in and another called for, who else, the police. “Police launches, a helicopter, emergency service trucks and a Department of Sanitation wrecker with a crane boom” were dispatched. After being examined by the department veterinarian, “Cam was given a rubdown, a stimulant, some hot mash — and the rest of the day off.” Photo: Carl T. Gossett/The New York Times
May 26, 1961: A sudden noise panicked poor Patrolhorse Cam, who “bolted and plunged” into the East River, The Times reported. His rider, Patrolman John A. Jezsek, rolled off Cam’s back while another patrolman dived in and another called for, who else, the police. “Police launches, a helicopter, emergency service trucks and a Department of Sanitation wrecker with a crane boom” were dispatched. After being examined by the department veterinarian, “Cam was given a rubdown, a stimulant, some hot mash — and the rest of the day off.” Photo: Carl T. Gossett/The New York Times

May 26, 1961: A sudden noise panicked poor Patrolhorse Cam, who “bolted and plunged” into the East River, The Times reported. His rider, Patrolman John A. Jezsek, rolled off Cam’s back while another patrolman dived in and another called for, who else, the police. “Police launches, a helicopter, emergency service trucks and a Department of Sanitation wrecker with a crane boom” were dispatched. After being examined by the department veterinarian, “Cam was given a rubdown, a stimulant, some hot mash — and the rest of the day off.” Photo: Carl T. Gossett/The New York Times

Nov. 24, 1964: James Beard, he of the eponymous cooking award, demonstrated cooking at his cooking school on East 10th Street. His book “Delights and Prejudices” was published earlier that year and comprised stories and reflections about his beginnings in the food business. An early gastronomic impression: “I was on all fours. I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life, for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of raw onions.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times
Nov. 24, 1964: James Beard, he of the eponymous cooking award, demonstrated cooking at his cooking school on East 10th Street. His book “Delights and Prejudices” was published earlier that year and comprised stories and reflections about his beginnings in the food business. An early gastronomic impression: “I was on all fours. I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life, for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of raw onions.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

Nov. 24, 1964: James Beard, he of the eponymous cooking award, demonstrated cooking at his cooking school on East 10th Street. His book “Delights and Prejudices” was published earlier that year and comprised stories and reflections about his beginnings in the food business. An early gastronomic impression: “I was on all fours. I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life, for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of raw onions.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

May 24, 1960: Sam Falk of The New York Times sought the perfect shot of an aquarium shark in a year when a Jersey Shore shark attack frightened the Metro area. The Times sought to set the record straight on Aug. 28: “Scientists point out there is less chance of a swimmer being attacked by a shark than struck by lightning.” And experts surmised that “there is no real increase, but merely more swimmers and sun bathers to report sighting of sharks” as well as “other large fish, which are often mistaken for sharks.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times
May 24, 1960: Sam Falk of The New York Times sought the perfect shot of an aquarium shark in a year when a Jersey Shore shark attack frightened the Metro area. The Times sought to set the record straight on Aug. 28: “Scientists point out there is less chance of a swimmer being attacked by a shark than struck by lightning.” And experts surmised that “there is no real increase, but merely more swimmers and sun bathers to report sighting of sharks” as well as “other large fish, which are often mistaken for sharks.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times

May 24, 1960: Sam Falk of The New York Times sought the perfect shot of an aquarium shark in a year when a Jersey Shore shark attack frightened the Metro area. The Times sought to set the record straight on Aug. 28: “Scientists point out there is less chance of a swimmer being attacked by a shark than struck by lightning.” And experts surmised that “there is no real increase, but merely more swimmers and sun bathers to report sighting of sharks” as well as “other large fish, which are often mistaken for sharks.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times