Living in a metropolis: Greater New York

United States, 1949

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Episode of Series “Earth and it’s peoples”.
This film describes New York City; population 9,000,000 (1949). Aerial views of the city and harbour, its office buildings etc show briefly its general appearance. A gateway to the United States from the East, it is a terminus for shipping, a railroad centre and has three airports. Film also includes glimpses of Park Avenue, Harlem, Chinatown, the housing projects, subways, bridges, tunnels, the food markets, restaurants, the banks on Wall Street, the garment industry and departmental stores, Central Park, Coney Island and Times Square.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Louis De Rochemont

production company

Louis de Rochemont Associates



Production places
United States
Production dates

Appears in

The Earth and its peoples

Group of items

The Earth and its peoples


Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Living in a metropolis: Greater New York |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=30 March 2023 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}