We've been celebrating Bob Dylan's 71st birthday with a series of posts this week. As mercurial as Dylan has always been, there is one thing we do know: for as long as Dylan has been writing songs, he has been writing to, for and about New York City.

So far, we've listed our favorite Dylan covers, looked at the Freewheelin' album cover art, explored songs written about Robert Zimmerman, seen how Dylan has been depicted in comic books, explored his love affair with NYC, and listed the worst Dylan covers ever.

We've taken a look at his New York life through video, songs, and story, and we've traced that story through a walking tour. Now, we'll flip through the NY Times' back pages to highlight 14 vintage articles on Dylan from the 1960s and 1970s.