04/01/2015 04:16 pm ET Updated Oct 13, 2015

1950s New York Photos Remind Us It's Still The Greatest City On Earth

New York is arguably the best city on the planet. We know this to be true. But sometimes that fact gets buried under the snowpocalypse of a long, cold winter.

Never fear, because 1950s NYC is here. These swoon-worthy snapshots of vintage New York -- from the coasters of Coney Island to the crosswalks of Fifth Ave. -- remind us why we love the city so darn much. If you live here, then take a staycation this spring and rediscover all the boroughs have to offer. If you don't, then come visit. You won't be disappointed by the city that's been making travel dreams come true for decades.

Times Square, 1956

Models from the CBS gameshow "The Big Payoff" ride The Whip at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, 1953

Folk singer Ramblin' Jack Elliott leads a jam session in Washington Square, 1955

Rush hour on Fifth Avenue, circa 1950

The Rockettes party backstage after a show at Radio City Music Hall, circa 1950

Men push stands in the Garment District, 1950s

Ground crew struggles to control a giant turkey as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade arrives in Herald Square, 1957

The Lower East Side, 1950s

Metropolitan Opera House, circa 1956

Ice rink at Rockefeller Center, 1950s

Actress Debbie Reynolds on the Brooklyn Bridge, 1952