A friend recently found an old souvenir picture book of New York at a stoop sale and picked it up to give to me. It was published in 1978 and has some wonderful old shots in it. One of my favorites is the above view of Times Square, looking up Broadway from 46th Street. Notice the Howard Johnson's in the foreground. That newsstand is still there. Nothing else, though.
Below are two views of Fifth and Sixth Avenues, looking fairly unchanged, aside from the people's clothes and the cars.
Here is a scene from the old Chelsea free market.
This shot of Times Square's W. 44th Street looks particularly foreboding. Love the big old metal chartered bus steaming through.
This is Greenwich Village. W. 4th near the corner of Sixth.