The Yank correspondent, Sanderson Vanderbilt, characterized Gotham as being "overcrowded" (in 1945 the population was believed to be 1,902,000; as opposed to the number today: 8,143,197) and I'm sure we can all assume that today's New Yorkers tend to feel that their fore-bearers did not know the meaning of the word.
New York was the home base of Yank Magazine and this article presents a young man's view of that town and the differences that he can recall when he remembers it's pre-war glory (Sanderson tended to feel that the city looked a bit "down-at-the-heel").
Click here to read about Broadway during the Second World War...
Click here to read about the first NYC air-raid wardens of 1942.
Click here if you would like to read an article about the celebrations in New York the day
World War Two ended.
Click here to learn about the New Yorkers who volunteered to fight the Germans and Japanese in W.W. II.
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