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(Gothamist)   Who wants to take a subway ride to Coney Island... in 1987?   (gothamist.com) divider line 48
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2012-08-20 06:58:43 PM
I remember those days. I am so frigging glad they are over. Between the disgusting subways and the horrible crime, the bad hair, and worse music, it was a miserable time to live in NY.
 
2012-08-20 07:04:26 PM
Warriors... come out and play-yay...
 
2012-08-20 07:16:59 PM
I remember my parents, who had moved from Brooklyn to Long Island in the 80's, taking 10-ish year old me on my first subway ride sometime in the mid-90's. The trains you see on the video had been their experience, so leading up to the ride they were trying to prepare me for it by telling me how it would be dirty but it was nothing to be afraid of. Then a train pulled in with no graffiti, and it had clearly just been washed.

tl;dr, I have one parent who's a big Giuliani fan
 
2012-08-20 07:19:16 PM
Wow. You can almost smell the stale urine.
 
2012-08-20 07:24:43 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: I remember those days. I am so frigging glad they are over. Between the disgusting subways and the horrible crime, the bad hair, and worse music, it was a miserable time to live in NY.


I started to take NYC subways in the late 70's and don't remember any of them that was that dirty.
 
2012-08-20 07:36:05 PM
unrealitymag.com 
chucksconnection.com 

Hooligans.
 
2012-08-20 07:41:31 PM
Kids sleeping face down in ass. What a magical time
 
2012-08-20 08:19:18 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: I remember those days. I am so frigging glad they are over. Between the disgusting subways and the horrible crime, the bad hair, and worse music, it was a miserable time to live in NY.


Graduated High School in NYC in 87, It was a great time to be in NY, music everywhere, Mars, MK's Nell's, the Limelight, the Tunnel, The Sound Factory, 10-18, The Palladium, rich Japanese girls and legal MDMA.
 
2012-08-20 08:25:55 PM
I took a subway ride out to Coney Island in 1987, so I'm getting a kick etc. etc...

I was pooped on by a seagull while I was there. Then as we were going from the park to the subway station we came upon a crowd gathered around a prostitute who was so strung out on who knows what that she just wandered around in circles, occasionally squatting down like she was going to shiat, then get up and stagger around some more. A large crowd of nice Brooklynites were just laughing and yelling at her, calling her a whore, while she just stared back at them blankly. Good times.
 
2012-08-20 08:45:30 PM
I'm in.
AHHHHHHHHHHHH IT'S SCARY TAKE ME BACK TO THE FUTURE!
 
2012-08-20 08:50:24 PM

Kanemano: PC LOAD LETTER: I remember those days. I am so frigging glad they are over. Between the disgusting subways and the horrible crime, the bad hair, and worse music, it was a miserable time to live in NY.

Graduated High School in NYC in 87, It was a great time to be in NY, music everywhere, Mars, MK's Nell's, the Limelight, the Tunnel, The Sound Factory, 10-18, The Palladium, rich Japanese girls and legal MDMA.


I graduated in '89 and had to deal with the death throes of heavy metal, the ascension of Paula Abdul, that horrible remix of "It Takes Two" with "Wooo! Yeah!" overandoverandoverandover in it, and even the punk scene sucking as it tried to go metal. Alternative music was around, but if you weren't in college, you probably didn't know about it. I wasn't the drug type, but I will agree that if you were, it was pretty awesome.
 
2012-08-20 08:52:04 PM
img2-1.timeinc.net
 
2012-08-20 09:20:32 PM
PC LOAD LETTER

Your comments might be true but, we had this in the midwest
Link

And the dance
For when Don Cornelius, was to high class
 
2012-08-20 09:33:16 PM
img405.imageshack.us

Beverly Hills Cop III and The Untouchables.
 
2012-08-20 09:34:16 PM

invictus2: PC LOAD LETTER

Your comments might be true but, we had this in the midwest
Link

And the dance
For when Don Cornelius, was to high class


What in the name of the high unholy horror was that?
 
2012-08-20 09:37:24 PM

Cerebral Knievel: invictus2: PC LOAD LETTER

Your comments might be true but, we had this in the midwest
Link

And the dance
For when Don Cornelius, was to high class

What in the name of the high unholy horror was that?


The New Dance Show, it was from Detroit
 
2012-08-20 10:13:49 PM

invictus2: Cerebral Knievel: invictus2: PC LOAD LETTER

Your comments might be true but, we had this in the midwest
Link

And the dance
For when Don Cornelius, was to high class

What in the name of the high unholy horror was that?

The New Dance Show, it was from Detroit


I think you win. I was able to last more than 20 seconds of the "It Takes 2" video (minus the non-music intro) just now. I lasted 10 seconds on your links.
 
2012-08-20 10:22:36 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: invictus2: Cerebral Knievel: invictus2: PC LOAD LETTER

Your comments might be true but, we had this in the midwest
Link

And the dance
For when Don Cornelius, was to high class

What in the name of the high unholy horror was that?

The New Dance Show, it was from Detroit

I think you win. I was able to last more than 20 seconds of the "It Takes 2" video (minus the non-music intro) just now. I lasted 10 seconds on your links.


I made it all the way through those links out of sheer bewilderment....

of course, it must be considerd that about the same time The electric slide was sweeping the east coast
 
2012-08-20 10:29:11 PM
I think I caught crabs just from watching that.
 
2012-08-20 10:32:15 PM
Until I saw that video, I never realized how pathetic and sucky an amusement park Coney island was. It shows up in some many new York-based movies, books, etc., that you'd never guess that even the worst Six Flags puts it to shame.
 
2012-08-20 10:37:00 PM
[clicking beer bottles together] Waaaarrrrrriiiorsss, come out to pla-ay!
 
2012-08-20 10:37:01 PM

burninbeaver: [img2-1.timeinc.net image 400x300]


The pizza's better in Chicago, too

/Come at me
 
2012-08-20 10:37:25 PM

GungFu: [unrealitymag.com image 465x333] 
[chucksconnection.com image 535x300] 

Hooligans.


Came for "The Warriors" reference. Leaving satisified.

CAN YOU DIG IT!
 
2012-08-20 10:48:02 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-20 10:50:57 PM

Kanemano: PC LOAD LETTER: I remember those days. I am so frigging glad they are over. Between the disgusting subways and the horrible crime, the bad hair, and worse music, it was a miserable time to live in NY.

Graduated High School in NYC in 87, It was a great time to be in NY, music everywhere, Mars, MK's Nell's, the Limelight, the Tunnel, The Sound Factory, 10-18, The Palladium, rich Japanese girls and legal MDMA.


I worked at The Tunnel, Mars, and Palladium... Good times...
 
2012-08-20 11:04:37 PM
What a farking shiathole.
 
2012-08-20 11:58:36 PM

miltonbabbitt: [img405.imageshack.us image 600x425]

Beverly Hills Cop III and The Untouchables.


My gaydar went off like a klaxon when that guy(?) got on the train.
 
2012-08-21 12:06:46 AM

miltonbabbitt: [img405.imageshack.us image 600x425]

Beverly Hills Cop III and The Untouchables.


There's a scene in The Untouchables where the elevator door open and written, in blood (I think), and across three panels of elevator trim or whatever is UN TOUCH ABLE.

Cool, huh? Well I was watching the movie (on VHS, no doubt) with my GF and I was just WRECKED and asked her "what the hell does oon took hable mean?" That was almost 20 years ago, we parted ways since and are connected via Facebook, and she STILL gives me shiat about it

/and I laugh every time
 
2012-08-21 12:09:22 AM

KidneyStone: miltonbabbitt: [img405.imageshack.us image 600x425]

Beverly Hills Cop III and The Untouchables.

There's a scene in The Untouchables where the elevator door open and written, in blood (I think), and across three panels of elevator trim or whatever is UN TOUCH ABLE.

Cool, huh? Well I was watching the movie (on VHS, no doubt) with my GF and I was just WRECKED and asked her "what the hell does oon took hable mean?" That was almost 20 years ago, we parted ways since and are connected via Facebook, and she STILL gives me shiat about it

/and I laugh every time


Scuse me, the bloody wall said "Touchable." I must have said "Tooc Hable." Hey, I said I was wrecked.
 
2012-08-21 12:22:27 AM
aww dammit my computer just got tetanus
 
2012-08-21 01:28:46 AM

miltonbabbitt: [img405.imageshack.us image 600x425]

Beverly Hills Cop III and The Untouchables.


I wouldn't touch him either.
 
2012-08-21 01:39:01 AM
farm3.static.flickr.com

Cause were living in a world of fools
 
2012-08-21 02:10:29 AM
i hope that kid froze like hell on the way home


also impressed on their meet-up-ability riding the train without cell phones. mind boggling.
 
2012-08-21 05:15:01 AM
Wow, I stayed a few weeks in NYC in 1987 but I don't remember the subway cars and stations being quite THAT graffiti-festooned.
 
2012-08-21 06:17:42 AM
As bad as the city was in the Koch administration, the only time I was ever truly fearful in visiting was
during the Dinkins administration.
 
2012-08-21 07:16:12 AM
Who was the molestable little fella?
 
2012-08-21 09:05:47 AM
Anyone notice that they arn't on the subway at all?
 
2012-08-21 09:47:09 AM
Weren't camcorders about this size back in the 80's?

static.guim.co.uk
 
2012-08-21 09:57:56 AM

SoxSweepAgain: I stayed a few weeks in NYC in 1987 but I don't remember the subway cars and stations being quite THAT graffiti-festooned


I grew up in NYC and thought the graffiti was mostly off the subway cars by '87 but i guess it was just certain lines at that point

/used to love that second motorman window in the front car when younger, now the motorman booth goes straight across
//rarely rode the B but cool that they stopped at the subway stop by my grandparents at about 5:00 and then showed the street -- all those stores are much different now
 
2012-08-21 10:40:25 AM

almandot: i hope that kid froze like hell on the way home


also impressed on their meet-up-ability riding the train without cell phones. mind boggling.


Yes, people actually had a functioning society before they were constantly sharing inconsequential trivia on a second-by-second basis.

I also noticed an absence of lard asses.

Wish he had spent more time looking out the window instead of talking to that tranny, though. I'm sure it's all Starbucks and cell phone stores now.

I wanna go back!
 
2012-08-21 11:45:47 AM
Nice glimpse of the Mermaid Parade before doosh bags ruined it
 
2012-08-21 01:06:46 PM
just think, now there is a whole group of people who look at those clothes and wear them on purpose. Thats right i'm talkin bout hipsters.
 
2012-08-21 01:13:25 PM
At least there wasn't a flash mob.
 
2012-08-21 03:50:54 PM

URAPNIS: What a farking shiathole.


As a western states person that lives and works in a middle to upper-middle class suburb. Everything east of St Louis, except for the places too farking expensive to actually live, is just one shiathole after another.
 
2012-08-21 06:25:45 PM

miltonbabbitt: [img405.imageshack.us image 600x425]

Beverly Hills Cop III and The Untouchables.


Beverly Hills Cop II. Sorry, bugged me. ;)
 
2012-08-21 09:19:33 PM

Life_is_a_carnivore: Who was the molestable little fella?



Whydon'tyouhaveaseatoverthere.jpg
 
2012-08-22 01:39:40 AM

almandot: miltonbabbitt: [img405.imageshack.us image 600x425]

Beverly Hills Cop III and The Untouchables.

Beverly Hills Cop II. Sorry, bugged me. ;)


Ha! I'm glad you pointed that out. Hard to tell with the screen grab.
 
2012-08-23 03:59:22 AM
Rich Japanese girls you say?

Tell me more about these "ayy-tees".
 
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