NYC in the 1970s: See old photos of life in another decade

The 1970s were about more than just flower power.

From the Yankees winning several World Series championships to protests over the Vietnam War and equal rights for women, New York City in the 1970s was a happening place.

Take a step back in time with these notable photos from the 1970s in NYC.

Vietnam War protest

Thousands attend a peace rally protesting against the Vietnam War in Bryant Park on April 15, 1970.

Strike for Equality Day march

Protesters march down Fifth Avenue on Aug. 26, 1970, as part of a nationwide Strike for Equality Day. The National Women's Strike Coalition had urged women to stay away from work, avoid doing menial chores and boycott products that were deemed demeaning to women on that day.

Professor Edward J. De Roo

Professor Edward J. De Roo, of Jamaica, Queens, sits on the steps of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Nov. 8, 1970. De Roo, a drama teacher at Nassau Community College, was at the forefront of an unsuccessful movement to have the borough of Queens secede from New York City.


Loew's Valencia theater in Queens

The Loew's Valencia theater on 168th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Queens on Jan. 20, 1971. The theater, now used as a church, was designated a landmark in 1999 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Women's Rights Day demonstration

On Aug. 26, 1971, thousands of women demonstrated and leafleted in various places in Manhattan, including Wall Street and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Women's Rights Day activities culminated in a parade of nearly 6,000 people, including this woman, down Fifth Avenue in support of equal rights.

Fordham Manor, the Bronx

The center of the shopping area on Fordham Road at the Grand Concourse in the Bronx on March 31, 1972.

East 146th Street, the Bronx

An abandoned car sits on East 146th Street in the South Bronx on March 31, 1972.

Occupation of the Statue of Liberty

A group called "The Attica Brigade" disembarks a boat at Battery Park on April 20, 1974 after ending a 14-hour occupation of the Statue of Liberty. The student demonstrators wanted to call attention to an upcoming rally in Washington, D.C., to be held by the National Committee to Impeach Nixon.

Willoughby Street, Brooklyn

School children walk down Willoughby Street in Brooklyn on May 5, 1972.

Knicks in the Eastern Conference Finals

Walt Frazier, of the Knicks, goes up for a shot in the first half of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on April 27, 1973. The Knicks lost the game, 110-100, but won Game 7 against the Celtics. The Knicks faced the Western Conference Finals winner the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA finals, beating the Lakers four games to one on May 10, 1973 to capture its second NBA Championship.

Barbra Streisand's childhood home in Brooklyn

The view from 3102 Newkirk Ave. in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on Aug. 18, 1975. Singer Barbra Streisand lived in the apartment as a young girl.

Mayor Abraham Beame

Abraham Beame became the first Jewish mayor of New York City when he took office in January 1974. In this Oct. 29, 1975 photo, Beame reacts to President Ford's declaration that he would veto any bill calling for a federal bailout of New York City during the city's financial crisis. Beame served one term as mayor, losing his bid for a second term to Ed Koch in 1977.

LaGuardia Airport bombing: 11 people killed

Police and emergency crews remove the body of one of the bomb blast victims from the main terminal building at LaGuardia Airport on Dec. 29, 1975. The bombing was the deadliest act of terror in the city before Sept. 11, 2001, killing 11 people and leaving 75 injured.

LaGuardia Airport bombing: Search for clues

Police officers sift through debris searching for clues and pieces of the device which exploded inside the main terminal at LaGuardia Airport on Dec. 29, 1975. The bomb killed 11 people and injured 75, and was the deadliest act of terror in the city before Sept. 11, 2001.

Brooklyn Public Library

David Mulia, of Park Slope, reads the sign on the door of the Brooklyn Public Library branch on 6th Avenue on April 3, 1976. Due to cut-backs the library had new hours and was closed on Saturdays.

Park Slope, Brooklyn

Street scene at the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on April 3, 1976.

Fifth Avenue traffic

Heavy traffic on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 15, 1977.

1977 blackout: JFK airport

A crowd at the TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport during a massive blackout on July 13, 1977.

1977 blackout: LIRR shuttle bus

Long Island Rail Road passengers get on buses at the Jamaica station to go to Brooklyn and Manhattan during the blackout on July 13, 1977.

1977 blackout: Skyline goes dark

The New York City skyline in darkness at about 11 p.m. during the blackout on July 13, 1977.

1977 blackout: Looting and rioting

A Strauss Store on Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, had its metal curtain ripped down by looters during the blackout on July 14, 1977.

1977 blackout: Coping with the heat

Hotel guests sit outside trying to keep cool in the shade of a building, which was a lot cooler than unairconditioned rooms during the blackout on July 14, 1977.

'Son of Sam' arrest

"Son of Sam" David Berkowitz, a 24-year-old postal worker from Yonkers, is flanked by detectives as he hears charges against him during booking at the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn in this Aug. 11, 1977 photo.

Yankees win 1977 World Series

New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson hits one of three consecutive home runs in Game 6 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 18, 1977, at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees win 1977 World Series: Fans celebrate

Fans celebrate on the field at Yankee Stadium after the Yankees win the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 on Oct. 18, 1977. More than 56,000 fans attended the game.

Orchard Street, Manhattan

Handbags for sale on Orchard Street in Manhattan on Nov. 9, 1977.

Jamaica, Queens

Shoppers walk along Jamaica Avenue and 163rd Street in Queens on Sept. 30, 1978.

Former Mayor Ed Koch

Bronx-born Mayor Edward Koch at his first inauguration at City Hall in Manhattan on Jan. 1, 1978. Koch would go on to serve three terms as mayor, losing his bid for a fourth term in 1989. He was famous for asking constituents "How am I doing?"

Yankees win Game 5 of 1978 World Series

Yankees' Jim Spencer, No. 12, hugs rookie pitcher Jim Beattie, and is joined by infielder Brian Doyle, left, and backup catcher Mike Heath, right, to celebrate the team's win in Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 15, 1978. The Yankees would win the Series in Game 6 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium two days later.

Pope John Paul II at MSG

Pope John Paul II enters Madison Square Garden in the popemobile on Oct. 3, 1979.