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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:37 am   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Recalling the days when Flex New Looks and Checker "Marathons" were simply "everyday" vehicles on New York's busy streets......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1077

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:28 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Date this one to 1973 (again, there is much here to catch the eye, besides the bus).......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2639

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:12 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Broadway & 64th, 1981.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2147

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:04 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Though the Fishbowl was, of course, the photographer's main concern here (and you know the photographer was not at all interested in the taxi!) notice the rich conglomeration of old-style signage that ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:58 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
More than the GRUMMAN and the taxi date this photo.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2080

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:50 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Obviously, Steve Zabel had the protection of a red traffic signal when he took this photo from the crosswalk on the west side of Broadway. The view looks east, and that should have been noted on the n ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:38 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
"THE OUT-OF-TOWNER" (1981).........

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?2775

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:32 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Timeless in New York.......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?1972

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Great reading, interesting historical (and current) trivia, as well as photos......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxicabs_of_New_York
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:46 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Court St., about 1936........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/nyc/htm/bqt799.htm

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:39 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Another nostalgic Brooklyn street scene; note the cab trailing the streetcar (in back of the Olds); it appears to be either a '55 Plymouth or Dodge........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/nyc/htm/bq ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:34 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Utica Avenue, circa 1950........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/nyc/htm/bqt210.htm

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
The immoral "Checker Marathon".....once as commonplace in "Noo Yawk" as cracks in the sidewalk..........they seemed to be on the streets forever and a day, and then.....they just s ...
  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:49 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
Let's fast-forward a few decades, here........ Wink

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?947

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?951

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  Topic: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:45 pm   Subject: The New York "bit players" we tend to ignore......
".....on the avenue I'm takin' you to.....Forty Second Street......" Wink

This classic street scene dates to the 40's; check out those HUGE fenders on the cab, and also, "Chock Fu ...
 
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