Here is a silent home movie from the 1940s showing a New York City art show (I still go to them and buy stuff -- but I don't think I'd buy what I see here. . . .].
It starts with a familiar scene in the Square, but moves to the Village.
Check out the Good Humor Man in the final frames.
Gahd I wish I knew the New York of the '40s and '50s. . . .