We've spent some time in 1930s New York City before, but always in boring, flat black & white. Now you can see it all in glorious color. The below footage was filmed in the summer of 1939 by a a French tourist, Jean Vivier, on 16mm Kodachrome. You'll see Harlem, Rockefeller Center, the top of a tourist bus, and much more in the nearly 3 minutes of film.

This isn't the first time we've seen 1939 NYC in color, of course, here's some more footage from that year:

1939 New York World's Fair

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

And here's a pretty great one showing a lot of the city... but in black & white

[Romano Archives via Kottke/Gawker]