1974

In 1974, America was buying its cars and TV sets from former enemies in Japan and Germany. The plants that once built them here had closed; so had the industries that supported them. Once mighty railroads had faltered, merged and failed anyway. The economy was sliding into recession. Domestic industries and the middle class were rolling out of New York on an Interstate highway system that was not even 20 years old. The city itself was on the verge of bankruptcy. In and around New York, 1974 was a year between eras. The new one had not yet taken shape. All around were remnants of the old including the west side of the Hudson River
in New Jersey.

More about 1974 here.



water & wood
Former barge repair yard, North Bergen











beauty & the beast
Jersey Central Railroad Terminal, Jersey City











late afternoon
Jersey Central Railroad Terminal, Jersey City











free gift
Illegal dump, Ridgefield Park











plymouth
Illegal dump, Ridgefield Park











day room window
Hebrew Convalescent Home, Piermont, NY











mirror shards
Hebrew Convalescent Home, Piermont, NY











439
Former barge repair yard, North Bergen











 missing planks
Former barge repair yard, North Bergen











bring your boots
tunnel under the tracks at an abandoned railroad station, Ridgefield Park












all the trains you missed
Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark











wonder bread
Colden St., Newburgh, NY, waiting for the urban renewal that never came (1970)




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