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25 Photos of Fair New York Summers in the Fifties

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Now that we're not baking in the 98-degree heat, we can once again enjoy the sweetness of summer in the city. To celebrate, here are 25 photos from the 1950s, featuring New Yorkers bathing, beaching, splashing, and swimming. From fishing in Prospect Park lake to building rafts under the Williamsburg Bridge to frolicking on Coney Island, it seems like summer in the '50s was all about jumping in the water, anywhere you found it. Enjoy!
· Summer Flashback archives [Curbed]