Earth Day 1970: Girls in Union Square take a sweep at pollution. Photo courtesy AP and National Geographic (who has many more pictures of the environmental holiday’s first year
John Lindsay’s â€œsecular revival meeting,â€ the first Earth Day, has turned into booming business. [New York Times]
Coney Island’s Luna Park will return next month! Or will it? [Kinetic Carnival]
Herald Square in the 1950s, gazing up from Greeley Square. Worth noting are the funky, clownish-looking taxicabs. [Ephemeral New York]
Part two of Forgotten NY’s exhaustive, beautiful survey of Tottenville, the southernmost city of New York City. [Forgotten NY]
And President Obama speaks at Cooper Union today on financial reform. Listen to our podcast on Cooper Union [find it here] to discover what other presidents have spoken here.