Amazing Photographs Of The Summer Of 1969 In New York

Published July 30, 2013
Updated March 3, 2021

While the social changes of the 1960s are often associated with California, New York was undergoing its own change.

While the late 1960s are often associated with the cultural shift spurred by the cities of California, New York City was undergoing its own significant and rapid transformation. With Greenwich Village becoming the hippie enclave of the East Coast and New York experiencing an accelerated white flight, the demographics and make-up of the city quickly changed. Below, we take a fascinating look at the summer of 1969 in New York:

A Model In New York In 1969

Hanging Out In New York City

Pink Fashion In New York

Hare Krishnas

New York City Fashion In 1969

A Concert In New York In 1969

Union Square In 1969

Party In New York In 1969

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1969 In New York City

Hug In 1969 In New York

Playing In The Park

Canoeing In Central Park 1969

Central Park 1969 Photograph

Sunbathing New York City

The New York Look Life Magazine
"The New York Look", a 1969 photo spread by Life Magazine.

The New York Look
"The New York Look", a 1969 photo spread by Life Magazine.

Bonus Videos Of 1969 In New York


And if you enjoyed these photographs of the summer of 1969 in New York, check out All That Is Interesting's posts on the 1970s hippie communes and fascinating photographs of 1960s Afghanistan.

Alec
Alexander is a Brooklyn-based cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.