In Photos: Historical NYC Photos You’ve Never Seen Before

The German airship Hindenburg, swastikas and all, flies over New York City on the afternoon of May 6, 1937, a few hours before its historic, fiery crash in Manchester Township, New Jersey.

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Waiters serve lunch to two steel workers on a girder high above the city on November 14, 1930, during construction of the famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

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The Manhattan Bridge during construction in 1882.

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A horse-drawn fire engine at 72nd Street and Broadway races toward a fire. Circa 1910.

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