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Carnegie Hall At 100: A Place Of Dreams (Color, 1990, 1 Hour)
The rich history and cultural significance of Carnegie Hall, New York City's most prestigious venue for a performing act to appear anywhere in the world, and how that was almost lost until the theater was saved by the host of this program, Isaac Stern, with sections of this documentary narrated by fellow stars of the hall Pete Seeger, Ray Charles, Garrison Keillor, Zubin Mehta, Van Cliburn, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Victor Borge, Alan King, Marilyn Horne, Julie Andrews, Madelaine Kahn, Liza Minelli, Alexander Schneider, Jason Robards, Agnes De Mille, Colleen Dewhurst, Leonard Bernstein, Rachel Worby, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Leontyne Price and more.
The People's Palace: Secrets Of The New York Public Library (Color, 1991, 1 Hour)
Jason Robards narrates this survey of the world's largest circulating library, its exemplary standards and practices, its history and its projected future, as well as the importance the library has to the cultural, literary and artistic life of the city and the nation.
The Hidden City (Color, 1989, 1 Hour)
Judd Hirsch guides us on a journey through the systems of New York City that the public never sees: its power system, its fresh water supply systems and its sewage removal and treatment systems, all of which are larger than any other system in any city in the country, without which the city would not function, and with which it continues to improve the quality of life of its residents.
Greenwich Village Sunday (Color, Early 1960s, 13 Minutes)
Jean Shepherd of radio, television, movie and literary fame narrates this Stewart Willensky film documenting life and neighborhood of this celebrated cultural center at a celebrated moment in its history.
Greenwich Village, Coney Island and New York Snowstorm (Color, 1944, 15 Minutes)
Part of the R.W. Wathen amateur film collection, a quality color motion picture of Greenwich Village, a summer's day at Coney Island and the aftermath of a snowstorm as seen from in and around the intersection of New York City's East 10th Street and University Place.
Coney Island (Black and White, 1940, 6 Minutes)
The many venues and attractions of New York City's celebrated leisure and entertainment center as it was just before the beginning of the second world war.
Coney (Color, 1975, 6 Minutes)
A day in the life of Coney Island presented sped-up so as to fill six minutes of this film by Frank Mouris and musical score by David Shoemaker, presenting a kaleidoscope of life as it was in the mid-1970s.
New York City, Fifth Avenue (Black and White, Silent, 1947, 5 Minutes)
A view of New York City's Fifth Avenue from some of the swankiest apartment buildings around Museum Mile on the city's Upper East Side, an area sometimes called Upper Carnegie Hill.
For The Living (Black and White, 1949, 22 Minutes)
The City Of New York's Television Unit presented this public service film on how living conditions in the city had improved and would improve with the construction of low-cost public housing. Narrated by Frederic March with appearances by N.Y.C. Housing Authority Chairman Thomas F. Farrell and Mayor William O'Dwyer.
Boats (Black and White, 1938, 11 Minutes)
A pleasant and instructive sightseeing cruise all the way down the Hudson River from the state of New York's capitol city of Albany to its largest city, New York.
3rd Ave. El (Color, 1950s, 11 Minutes)
Stunning and historically precious color film of the L Train, aka "'El' Train", that bestrode New York City's east side skyline for 70 some years during the 19th and 20th century.
Warner-Pathe Newsreel: The End Of The "El" Train (Black and White, 1955, 3 Minutes)
The end of East Side New York City's old elevated "L" train line that ran North and South along 3rd Avenue.