Beautiful Black and White Photos of New York in the 1960s

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve imagined what it would be like to inhabit New York in the 1960s, amid the thriving Greenwich Village music and art scene, the fantastic fashion, and the era’s inspiring political movements. Lucky for us, a gorgeous collection of photos by James Jowers have surfaced to further indulge our nostalgia for a decade we never knew. The black-and-white series cuts across several neighborhoods, highlighting New Yorkers of all sorts — fancily dressed girls moping around, casual city dwellers dancing through the crowded streets, players engaged in what looks to be an epic game of chess, and couples kissing on benches. Travel back in time with the lovely images after the jump.

Image credit: James Jowers [Spotted via How to Be a Retronaut]