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‘Summer in the City’ – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

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 Genevieve Naylor‘Cooling off: Dozens of children play in a water-filled 104th street in Harlem during 1939’
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‘Seated in a WPA wheelbarrow beside a gushing fire hydrant on the Lower East Side, four boys cool off in 95degree heat during 1939.’
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See more photos, HERE:
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http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Summer
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Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the cityAll around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match headBut at night it’s a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it’ll be alrightAnd babe, don’t you know it’s a pity
That the days can’t be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I’m wheezing like a bus stop
Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

But at night it’s a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it’ll be alright

And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity
That the days can’t be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

– “Summer in the City” is a song recorded by The Lovin’ Spoonful, written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone.
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YouTube – 1966 – ‘Summer in the City’ – Lovin; Spoonful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbQK-w2ARsw
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July 19, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer in New York

Via: Vintage New York

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Terrific photos, here; check ’em out!

http://vintagenewyork.tumblr.com/

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and meantime:

Hot town summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirt and gritty
Beendown, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
All around people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match head

But at night it’s a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on, come on and dance all night
Despite the heat it will be alright
And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity
The days can’t be like the night
In thesummer in the city
In the summer in the city

‘Summer in the City’ – lyrics by Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone (The Loving Spoonful)

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August 15, 2011 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment