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Riding The New York Subway – 1977-1984 - photos

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
Excellent stuff , I did ride that Subway a little later (Xmas 86) and it was still pretty similar.
 

davesgcr

Reading books
just so long as everyone understands that boom boxes were a bane.
nice to see someone carrying a copy of the Voice tho'.
Well spotted ! - in the 1980's (late) , being so obsessed with NYC in London , I used to treat myself to a very expensive copy in a newsagent in Central London. It "died" recently - another casualty of the time .....
 

petee

i'm spartacus
Well spotted ! - in the 1980's (late) , being so obsessed with NYC in London , I used to treat myself to a very expensive copy in a newsagent in Central London. It "died" recently - another casualty of the time .....
do you have a pm function?
 

Favelado

Half to the Tower, please.
Rio is still a bit like that. That kind of mad mess. Or it was when i lived there 9 years' ago anyway. In some way totally different - but parts of it are a tropical mid 80s Manhattan
 

Favelado

Half to the Tower, please.
Anyone really prefer the post Sex and The City, home of the cronut version? What an incredible clash of everything life should be the city once was.
 

davesgcr

Reading books
Back in the 80's I used to ride around pretty much everywhere - to be fair daylight - Brooklyn and the Bronx. My NYC friend (who had long given up on the Subway) - used to say - "You went here ? - using up your 9 lives" -when I mentioned I had enjoyed a ride on the El to Marcy Avenue or up to 180th in the Bronx.

Nothing ever happened , in fact in certain places people used to make the effort to talk - not having seen a "tourist" there , probably ever. Those crap photos have not survived several house moves. Alas.
 

abe11825

Like to take a cement fix
Those are awesome photos. Thanks for sharing and linking to the article. As "dangerous" as it was in NY those days, I'm so grateful to see pictures like these. It makes me appreciate growing up in Boston and doing something similar with a camera - just start snapping away, paying no mind to life around me. It's all about life's experiences and to see this stuff gives a better glimpse into stories I hear from my (older) cousins who lived in NY as well as Massachusetts..
 
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