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New York City has also been a glamourous destination—and we've got proof. Whether visiting the noticeably tech-less Times Square, the somewhat newer Brooklyn Bridge, or the better-dressed street vendors, there's a sense of nostalgia for better days that most of us didn't even experience forsthand (especially if you find yourself walking through Times Square on a regular basis).

Whether you frequent the Big Apple or not, take a minute for a bit of a throwback. Visit the people and sights of a New York City past:

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Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.