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Yesterday, Flickr added a few wonderful collections from the New York Public Library image archives to Flickr Commons. If you’re a sucker for old and vintage photos of New York and its citizens, then you’ll find some great photographic works in the NYPL photostream. The collections are graciously categorized into sets (16 of them at the moment), so you can skip around and browse whatever topic you want without having to filter them out yourself.

My favorite is the “Changing New York, 1935-1938″ set. Look at the Chelsea Hotel in this photo. Man, I could waste away the rest of my day in this collection.