Checker taxi cabs on 34th Street, New York, 1938

Empire State/Vintage NYC Photos: The Past, Present, and Future of the NYC Taxi. Taxis have modernized from the horse drawn carriage to the Checkered cab and array of yellow vehicles. Now, with apps, there is a focus on ridesharing.

NYC Vintage Subway Train, Train Photography - New York City Subway in Blue and Orange - NYC Subway Art - Boys Room Decor, art for him

Who invented the subway? NYC Vintage Subway Train, Train Photography - New York City Subway in Blue and Orange - NYC Subway Art - Boys Room Decor, art for him

Constructions workers sit on a hoisting ball above the New York city skyline circa 1925

Building the Big Apple: Historic images show construction of New York's most famous skyscrapers

Constructions workers sitting on a hoisting ball above the New York city skyline. The Singer Building is in the background. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images).

Destined for great things: The 3-to-11 year-olds are pictured at P.S. 600, based out of Hunter College in New York City in 1948

Inside the 1940s New York City school where 11-year-olds were trained as geniuses

LIFE Inside a ‘Genius School,’ 1948 ~ Caption from LIFE. "Sandy, lectures science club on hobby, explains behavior of neutrons in uranium. Diagram was left by previous lecturer, a chemist.

Vintage New York shopping: The best vintage shops in NYC

Vintage New York shopping: The best vintage shops in NYC

From oddities to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys, these vintage shops in NYC have all the throwback gear you’ll ever need.

Fashionable ladies at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York

vintage everyday: Fashionable ladies at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York

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