From the most cool Anthology Film Archives site, dig this piece of New York home movie history:
Bleecker Street, mid-Sixties (16mm)
[W 8th Street Heading West] from afarchives on Vimeo.
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That's awesome! "I want to go there"
Fantastic! This made my morning. I would say it looks later than mid-60s though - just a hunch. By the looks of cars, hair, fashion, I would say somewhere between '68-'72.
For some reason all I can think of is, "The Po-lice in New York City..."
I had this song stuck in my head when I watched it.
 It has to be at least 1966, but more likely late-60s because in frame 00:39 you can see the logo for "Master Charge" on a store window. Master Charge was created in 1966, but didn't become popular until later in the decade.
Love how, given where current fashion is on the nostalgia/retro curve, most of those folks wouldn't look all that out of place strolling down 8th today. The other random (if obvious) bit that popped into my head was how ubiquitous VW Beetles were even through the 80's vs. how few I see today.
 early 70's was my guess as well.
great stuff, Alex.
At around the 0:55 mark, looks to be a 1971 Mustang, and around 2:19 is a 1970 Coupe DeVille
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I think I figured out the company for the billboard at 2:47
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