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By Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©

Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©  Silver gelatin darkroom print. Posted Jan. 2016 @Blogfinger.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

In February 1969, New York City was hit by a major snowstorm.   That month the Vietnam War was still raging, and the North Vietnamese army was  attacking in the south.  Pres. Nixon ordered the first of many troop withdrawals. The peace movement was strong in the city.

I went out to take some photos and found this message on the Upper East Side, near Fifth Avenue.  The snow was still fresh, clean and beautiful.  The fence surrounded a private park—it’s a very fancy neighborhood.

“Blowin’ in the Wind:”   Written in 1962 by Bob Dylan when he was 21 years old.  It was the most famous of the 1960’s protest songs.  It was the title song for Peter, Paul and Mary’s 3rd album, and it was the most successful version—even more so than Dylan’s.

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Central Park. August, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger. ©


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Upper East Side where the medium is the message. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © 2014.

BEBE NEUWIRTH  from Chicago the Musical

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5th Avenue. NYC Street Series. 2014 © By Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

TONY BENNETT   (live):

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Central Park in the East 90's. By Paul Goldfinger © Left click to see the curves

Central Park in the East 90’s. NYC Street Series.    By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net.   Click to enlarge. This image  has no sharp angles. Delightful.

PINK MARTINI:  “Hang on Little Tomato”

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Fifth Avenue at Central Park. 2014. © Paul Goldfinger photo, NYC Street Series . Click to hear the melody better.

LEN CARIOU AND THE ZIEGFELD MALE CHORUS (with a wonderful staging of the Irving Berlin song)  from the  London  production of Ziegfeld  (about the Ziegfeld Follies—flapper era review.) Some of you may know Len Cariou from his role as the father in Blue Bloods (CBS)

Ziegfeld Folllies. Internet photo.


Ziegfeld girl. 1920’s. Internet photos (PG did not take this photo)

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NYC blizzard 1969. Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net



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Times Square from our NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger © 2014 ©


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Upper East Side at 70th Street by our NYC Correspondent Stephen Goldfinger © Feb. 2015.

Upper East Side at Lexington Ave. and 70th Street.  By our NYC correspondent Stephen Goldfinger © Feb. 2015.  Reposted from 2 years ago.

KARRIN ALLYSON   from her album ‘Round Midnight


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No Turns New York. By Paul Goldfinger ©

“No Turns.”  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Mid-town Manhattan.

FRANK SINATRA recorded this song in 1979 for his Trilogy album. It first appeared in a Martin Scorsese film in 1977 called New York, New York and was written by  Kander and Ebb (Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman)  and first performed by Liza Minnelli in the film.

Robert de Niro rejected the first song written by Kander and Ebb for the movie, and our song below was the result of the re-do.  It was first titled, “The Theme From New York, New York.”

I recall hearing this song performed in that film by Liza.  It was a nightclub setting, with the spotlight on her. It struck me that it was an amazing song, and I remember wondering why I hadn’t heard it before.  It’s the only thing from that movie that I recall, although that’s true of many of the movies I have seen.—Paul @Blogfinger.

“Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leaving today

“I want to be a part of it: New York, New York.”

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