Recently we came across some old Apartment Life magazines online—the publication that later became Metropolitan Home, part of Hachette Filipacchi Media, and folded in 2010. But in the 1970s and early '80s (it was published from 1974 through 1981) it thrived—according to an old article from RetroSpace, during its first incarnation as Apartment Life it "perfectly encapsulated the culture, the fashion, the look and the feel of the time." Click through for a look back at how urbanites lived decades ago... what's not to love about time traveling apartment voyeurism?

Previously: a look back at New York News magazine.