Top: Construction on Lower Manhattan’s West Side, just north of the World Trade Center, May 1973
Bottom: One of several highrise apartments whose construction was stopped by city ordinance to preserve Breezy Point Peninsula in Queens, New York, for public recreational use, May 1973.
Nov. 26, 1970: Some things never change. The Bullwinkle balloon floated gracefully above Times Square in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as several hundred thousand New Yorkers lined the route below. Photo: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times