Sing Sing Prison was where the vulgar New Yorkers of the criminal variety spent much of their time:
"Murderers and felons, rogues and embezzlers, an average of 2750 of them inhabit Sing Sing Prison at Ossining, N.Y. on the bank of the Hudson River. Theirs is a world apart. A world of gray stone walls and steel bars. When the gates clang shut behind them they enter upon a life scientifically regulated by Warden Lewis E. Lawes (1883 – 1947)...CLICK MAGAZINE takes you inside the grim walls and shows you what happens to the convicted criminal from the day he is committed to Sing Sing Prison until the day he leaves as a free man."
This is a photo-essay that is made up of twenty-five black and white pictures.
Read about the religious make up of Sing Sing Prison in the Thirties.
"Against the backdrop of a metropolis, a painter finds exultation in the vigorous beauty of the common girl."
When architects and builders howled in protest when the firm of Wallace Harrison (1895 - 1981)was commissioned in 1947 to design the United Nations Center in New York City, the editors of SCRIPT MAGAZINE dashed off asking Frank Lloyd Wright to pick up his quill and ink-up his arguments against the project - and here it is.
The unsettling noises of New York City are as well-known to the New Yorkers of today as they were to the New Yorkers of yore:
"Soldiers get war shell-shock; New Yorkers get peace shell-shock, a condition of nerves less obvious, but more insidious. It makes the New Yorker smoke more cigarettes than any one else in the world...it keeps the speakeasies open, it builds skyscrapers and eggs him on to splendid achievement, or shatters his morale..."