Before Donald Trump and before Julian Schnable (orignally a Texan and now most-time West Village resident) ,  there was Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs (also a one-time West Village resident, and patron of The Whitehorse Tavern), and the city itself.

New York City (one of our favorites), has a life of its own. A recently discovered promotional piece from 1962 shows what it was like (without the beat generation of its past and hippies of its future) when Kennedy was in office, cars had fins, and the bar crowds near the Hudson were more ILA rather than NYU.

It makes one wonder, what would make a better vacation -- 1962 or 2012? What's your take on that question?

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