New York in Color: The Howard Greenberg Gallery Mail Online
Ladies who lunch: Models hover over New York City in hat fashions of 1949 in this photo shot by Norman Parkinson
The gallery notes that as the visual environment of New York increased in intensity as a result of the convergence of commerce and technology, advances in colour photography kept pace and a new acceptance for the medium evolved.
Many photographers began to experiment with colour and the results were striking.
Strike a pose: A woman steps out of a Yellow Taxi looking ever so chic, in 1962
Souvenir: Men slumped over outside of a photobooth in Coney Island in this 1953 photo taken by Marvin Newman
Spinning candy: A woman whirls up clouds of cotton candy at the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy in 1952
Music man: Bob Dylan and his muse, artist Suze Rotolo, walk down West 4th Street in Greenwich Village, 1961
Easter Parade: City dwellers dress in their Sunday best as they spill into Rockefeller Center in 1964
Wide-eyed: A man in a New York City bar in 1980
Growing up in New York: Kids with laundry play on a city street in 1972
Film noir: A 1956 photo captures a man walking mysteriously through the night
The exhibit of such work, running in Manhattan through March 17, features a wide array of vibrant, romantic and graphic snaps from Coney Island to uptown Manhattan – in prints no monochromatic palette could match.
Bob Dylan mugs in one photo, pictured arm-in-arm in Greenwich Village with artist and muse Suze Rotolo, in 1961.
Ladies in velvet hats chatter above the Big Apple skyline in a 1949 photo, and New York City kids play on a graffitti-lined block in 1972.
Photos through the decades show the annual San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy, the Easter Parade, and nostalgic depictions of the subway and slick city streets.
Bright lights: A pedestrian crosses 42nd Street in the rain in 1964, left, and a man wearing goggles tilts his head toward the camera on 14th Street, circa 1947-48, right
Nightlife: A band stands on top of a liquor cabinet at Half Note Bar in 1959, left, and a go-go dancer takes the stage at a nightclub in 1968, right
Nostalgic: A woman waits for her train in the New York City subway, 1966, left, and a policeman patrols 59th Street in 1964, right