New Yorker cover, August 6 and/or 13, 2018 and/or Weegee, Naked City, pp. 178-179

You’re based in London. Where did you get this vision of a beach day?”

“The spark for this idea came from a 1940 photograph by Weegee, which shows Coney Island beach completely covered with people: a whole city decamped onto the sand. In London, we have a similar thing with parks, which fill to bursting point when the hot summer weather comes.”
Tom Gauld’s “On The Beach”, By Françoise Mouly, July 30, 2018,

Coincidentally and irrelevantly… 75 years ago today:

PM, August 1, 1943
“Sketched on the spot, by Grant Reynard, July 1943.”

PM, November 6, 1940

The Lower East Side Watches Its Champ Win
“Thousands of the people who most love the President jammed East Broadway on the lower East Side last night to cheer his third-term victory. They are reading election bulletins flashed by the Jewish Daily Forward in this remarkable photo. Photo by Weegee
PM, November 6, 1940

PM, October 30, 1940 (photos by Gene Badger, pp. 18-19… Man eating spaghetti, allegedly by Weegee, p. 17.)

Numbers Drawn, New York’s Registrants Are Ready for Draft Call
The historic 1940 conscription lottery is over. The machinery for drafting eligible young men from civilian life for a year of peace-time military training begins today. The first quota – those whose numbers were drawn first and have no valid exemption claims – will be sent to camp Nov. 18.
The schedule calls for a draft army of 800,000 men by June 15, of which New York City will supply about 65, 725…
Drafted? This Is Where You Find Out, So Start Reading
PM, October 30, 1940, p.8

PM, October 15, 1940 (Photos by Gene Badger, PM Staff)

Weegees World:
“Here Are the Answers to Your Questions About the Draft
If You Are Over 21 or Not Yet 36, Register Tomorrow, for Sure”
(Fortunately (?) Fellig was about 41.)