The “pleasure seekers” of Broadway at night

Looking at this postcard, you can almost feel the heat from the colorful lights of theater marquees and restaurants, and hear the whirling of the cable cars as they rush down Broadway.

Times Square night

“This view, in the centre of the theatre district, shows the usual crowd of pleasure seekers, who nightly throng the famous ‘Great White Way,'” the back of the card reads.

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6 Responses to “The “pleasure seekers” of Broadway at night”

  1. Mykola Mick Dementiuk Says:

    I don’t know what it was but in the 1970s one hot sweltering night on 42nd St and 7th Ave the crowd was so packed there was hardly any room to breathe or walk, each person pressed tightly to the other, sweating, squirming and, most probably, experiencing sexual release. I’ve written about it in my stories and novels but, alas, experienced just that once. Like New Year’s Eve in August. It was beautiful!

  2. chas Says:

    sounds pretty average there Mick (including the sexual release..I mean it was the 70’s in TS right!)

  3. chas Says:

    Forty-Duece was a treat back then wasn’t it…before Rudy made it Disney Land…

  4. Mykola Mick Dementiuk Says:

    Meet those dancing feet/on 42nd Street…

  5. Andrew Porter Says:

    Streetcars. Not cable cars. No cable under the street for them to attach to. This is NYC, not San Francisco!

  6. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Actually, New York City did have cable cars. Stephen Crane wrote a wonderful story about them in the 1890s, riding from the Tenderloin down Broadway to City Hall Park:

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