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(Some Guy)   Dozens of photos of NYC from the 1970s-1980s--come for the decay, stay for the depravity   (superchief.tv) divider line 19
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2013-09-13 02:17:49 PM
Looks like some wild times. It actually reminds me of current Detroit a bit
 
2013-09-13 02:25:17 PM
After looking at all those pictures I only have one thing to say: YIKES! Tell me how NYC was better in the 70's again?
 
2013-09-13 02:38:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-13 03:08:05 PM
The pics take me back to 1983 when I picked up my wife flying into the U.S. at JFK for the first time from Germany, her remarks as we drove away from the airport past burned out cars and angry cops .... it's just like the American movies
 
2013-09-13 03:08:50 PM
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This is actually Jersey. And this part of Jersey doesn't look much different... its mainly warehouses.
 
2013-09-13 03:12:54 PM
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I'm not gonna lie, I DO miss old Saint Mark's. Once they closed the meth clinic and replaced it with luxury condos, I knew it was never coming back. Although it is cute to see 15 year old punk kids still trying to work the St Marks vibe :-)

The weirdest pics to me are Soho. My parents would NEVER allow me to go to Soho until well into the 90s (I had to go behind their backs). Their memories of it were worse than Harlem... and I can see why they were so scared of the area from these pics. When I finally forced them to go in, like, 1995 they were shocked: "It's like PARIS!"
 
2013-09-13 03:14:35 PM

Walker: After looking at all those pictures I only have one thing to say: YIKES! Tell me how NYC was better in the 70's again?


It wasn't better in the 70s. It WAS better in like... the late 80s-mid 90s when crime started to go down and right before the luxury condos started going up.
 
M-G
2013-09-13 03:40:51 PM
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple
Don't mind the maggots
 
2013-09-13 03:41:36 PM
Geez, no wonder Rudy chased all the sleaze out of Times Square if the pole dancers looked like this:

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2013-09-13 03:52:49 PM

Lollipop165: The weirdest pics to me are Soho. My parents would NEVER allow me to go to Soho until well into the 90s (I had to go behind their backs). Their memories of it were worse than Harlem... and I can see why they were so scared of the area from these pics. When I finally forced them to go in, like, 1995 they were shocked: "It's like PARIS!"


i first went to NYC to play a show at CBGBs in 1989. it really was a hellhole in a hellhole (but awesomely so). playing in various bands, i went back to manhattan probably 15 or 20 times over the next 20 years, each time the city becoming less recognizable than the last. i was last there in 2008, and it really was like europe. most of the voices i heard were in heavily accented english - usually french or german. and everything was boutiques and little expensive restaurants. don't get me wrong; i prefer that to shooting galleries, but it was still not very NYC.

/CSB
 
2013-09-13 03:55:18 PM
Mrs. Highway lived E3rd between A and B for a bunch of years when we were dating.  Hearing stories about Alphabet City from the locals who frequented the same bars as us was terrifying.  That neighborhood is really awesome now and I just cant imagine it being the shiathole it once was.

She lived across the hall from Frank Gant who was the sweetest guy in the world.  Sadly, he had Parkinson's Disease and had trouble communicating/walking never mind drumming.  He lived in the neighborhood forever and had a rent controlled apartment.  It served to show me that no matter how bad things can get, do not over look the people.

I miss and love that place.
 
2013-09-13 03:59:11 PM

Lollipop165: Although it is cute to see 15 year old punk kids still trying to work the St Marks vibe :-)


Cute is one word to use.  St. Marks was fun to stroll down every once in a while (comic shop was good).
 
2013-09-13 04:10:12 PM
A lot of NYC decay wasn't fixed so much as it was shipped out to places like Camden, Jersey City, Hartford, Baltimore...even Virginia Beach and parts of Florida.

Of course, some simple minds would have you believe that Ray Kelly is the only thing standing between NYC and total disaster much worse than these pictures.
 
2013-09-13 04:14:09 PM

Pimparoo: A lot of NYC decay wasn't fixed so much as it was shipped out to places like Camden, Jersey City, Hartford, Baltimore...even Virginia Beach and parts of Florida.

Of course, some simple minds would have you believe that Ray Kelly is the only thing standing between NYC and total disaster much worse than these pictures.


How so?
 
2013-09-13 04:24:33 PM

Pimparoo: A lot of NYC decay wasn't fixed so much as it was shipped out to places like Camden, Jersey City, Hartford, Baltimore...even Virginia Beach and parts of Florida.


You ain't kidding:

retroreport.org

The saga of Mobro 4000, or "How I, a Barge Full of Garbage, Spent My Summer Vacation."
 
2013-09-13 05:34:58 PM
When "holodecks" are invented, 1970s New York will be a great vacation spot.
 
2013-09-13 07:10:25 PM

FlashHarry: [i.imgur.com image 500x332]


Came for The Warriors reference...was also thinking about Fort Apache: The Bronx and Serpico
 
2013-09-13 09:12:56 PM

slayer199: Fort Apache: The Bronx


great flick. saw it on HBO as a kid.
 
2013-09-14 09:12:07 PM

slayer199: FlashHarry: [i.imgur.com image 500x332]

Came for The Warriors reference...was also thinking about Fort Apache: The Bronx and Serpico


all three were great movies.   Why don't they make them like that anymore?

It's been a while since I saw Fort Apache

Charlie Day was great doing Serpico on Always Sunny
 
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