Little Old New York

The still image above is from a British tourism film about New York City in 1963. Along with scenes from Idlewild (pre-JFK) Airport, Chinatown and the downtown skyline is a segment on Yankee Stadium. The footage was taken on July 25, 1963, which was the only home game against the Angels that year started by left-hander Al Downing. The announced attendance was 15,716, but it appears the actual figure was a bit less. There’s also a segment near the end about the construction of the World’s Fair attractions — including the Unisphere — for the 1964-65 exposition. (Thanks to Uniwatch for pointing out this video.)


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