What did old New York look like year ago, after night fell? These views of NYC night scenes include old photographs (and vintage illustrations and postcards based on pictures) that have been colorized — either years ago by a hand-colorist, or enhanced digitally in this century.
Every color may not be precisely correct, but we hope it gives a somewhat realistic view of life all those years ago.
For the purists, some uncolorized images are also included at the end of the page.
Birds-eye view of New York City – Colorized (1937)
1906 NYC at night – Bird’s-eye view of the southern part of the city
Night view of lower New York City from the Metropolitan Tower (around 1920)
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel New York at night (1908)
Woolworth Bldg. and City Hall Park at night NYC (1911)
NYC night – City Hall and Hall of Records, Brooklyn NY (c1909)
1918 – New York the wonder city night – Vintage postcard
Bird’s eye view of Manhattan, East River and Brooklyn from Woolworth Building, by night, New York City (1913)
Manhattan – Times Square to south at night – Colorized (1930s)
The Great White Way – Broadway above Times Square New York City – Colorized (1927)
Night reflections in New York City (1897) – Colorized
Art of Brooklyn Bridge and New York skyline at night – Colorized (1920s)
Woolworth Building at night – NYC – Colorized (1920s)
Times Square Building by night – Colorized (1920s)
Non-colorized NYC at night (black & white or sepia)
Broadway’s midnight sun – Photos of old NYC from 1909
The Great White Way – night scene on Broadway above Times Square, New York City (1927)
New York city views — Times Square to south at night
Night reflections in old New York City (1897)
Night view of lower New York City from the Metropolitan Tower (c1920)
The Statue of Liberty at night (1924)