During the 1970s a large influx of immigrants from Russia, China, and Puerto Rico resided in Brooklyn. Previously Brooklyn’s economy heavily relied upon manufacturing, but in the 1970s it was shifting to a service-based economy. The blackout of 1977 led to widespread rioting, looting, and arson in Brooklyn. Several blocks of the main Broadway shopping district in Bushwick were torched, with devastating effects.
Previously, we’ve shared an interesting list of vintage photos of Brooklyn from the 1970s, and today we are sharing some more photos that show the street life of Brooklyn from the 1970s. Vote your favorites and don’t forget to share.