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Old June 12th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #241
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Check out that old six shooter. Most NY cops carry autos now but a lot of the old timers still carry revolvers

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I thought Eric Estrada was busy doing CHIPs in 78
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Old June 13th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #242
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Abandoned West Side Highway 1975

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Old June 13th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #243
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omg that pic with the abandoned car in the middle of the street is so gloomy...
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Old June 14th, 2010, 02:52 AM   #244
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very good post , if someone have more please show us. thx a lot
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Old June 16th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #245
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How can a highway just be abandoned?
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Old June 21st, 2010, 04:05 PM   #246
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OMG what a warzone.....
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Old June 21st, 2010, 06:00 PM   #247
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1973 Lower Manhattan

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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #248
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You guys should check out this photographer's blog. It's all about New York going back to the late 1960s (as far as I've checked), and there are tons and tons of photographs featuring homelessness, abandoned buildings, and sleaze; especially from around the late 1980s. You have to flip through the pages to get to some of the core of that, but it's riveting material.

Harlem 1987


Boy with a knife on the Upper West Side 1988


Harlem 1986


Young boy with a gun in Harlem 1989


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Man who had just been shot, 1987


Sad homeless man, 1988


South Bronx 1987

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Old June 26th, 2010, 07:37 AM   #249
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Man who had just been shot, 1987

On the photographers website he states that the man was making a movement similar to as if he had been shot, not that he had been actually shot. Only in movies do men react such a way to getting shot.

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Old June 29th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #250
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As a Manchester, UK resident. I remember NY's reputation in the 70's and 80's. For some reason, I always had a fascination with the city, and promised myself that one day I would visit, though at the time it was a scary prospect. Then for my 50th birthday, in March 2008, I finally made it. It was my first time outside the UK, and I was travelling alone.
I loved it so much that I returned in July this year for two weeks. I travelled everywhere on foot, from Harlem to the lower east side, in fact I covered almost every part of Manhatten, and much of Brooklyn. At no time did I ever feel unsafe, in fact I felt safer than I do in my own city.
New York is an amazing success story, and should be very proud of what it has achieved. How I wish my own country would learn something from your example. Instead it seems to be going in completely the other direction, and crime figures are out of control.
Thank you New York, and New Yorkers, for a wonderful experience. See you next year.
In all fairness, I think a lot of that feeling has to do with the fact that Britain's media is ridiculously sensationalist in regards to crime while America's media like to downplay the extent of how things are, especially for New York. I think it would be a mistake for you to wander to all parts of the city with the idea that it is safer than Manchester, a large amount of statistics and experiences would prove you otherwise. I'm not saying that you WILL run into issues, but I think it's important that you still keep vigilant while walking the streets, especially if you plan on seeing all the city has to offer.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:41 AM   #251
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American media is exceptionally sensationalist, what are you talking about?
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Old June 30th, 2010, 10:11 AM   #252
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In all fairness, I think a lot of that feeling has to do with the fact that Britain's media is ridiculously sensationalist in regards to crime while America's media like to downplay the extent of how things are, especially for New York. I think it would be a mistake for you to wander to all parts of the city with the idea that it is safer than Manchester, a large amount of statistics and experiences would prove you otherwise. I'm not saying that you WILL run into issues, but I think it's important that you still keep vigilant while walking the streets, especially if you plan on seeing all the city has to offer.
You make some very valid points, especially concerning the British media which continues to sink to ever lower levels (I find the main tabloids to be virtually unreadable). However, I consider myself to be fairly streetwise, Manchester's Moss side was one of my early stamping grounds in the 70's and 80's. Believe me I do not take unnecessary risks, and I certainly don't wander around like a clueless tourist. Incidently I'll be back in NY on July 12th.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 11:08 PM   #253
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Wait, the UK has crime issues now? Shows you how much our media pays attention.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 11:43 PM   #254
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NYC garbage strike 1968

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Chinatown and Lower Manhattan 1977
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:01 AM   #255
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This is not the beautiful NYC of today. It just seems so depressing back in the days. Like you see it in people's faces and it seems like they did not want to live there.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:37 AM   #256
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FDNY ~ 1970s

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Brooklyn Riots 1971

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You make some very valid points, especially concerning the British media which continues to sink to ever lower levels (I find the main tabloids to be virtually unreadable). However, I consider myself to be fairly streetwise, Manchester's Moss side was one of my early stamping grounds in the 70's and 80's. Believe me I do not take unnecessary risks, and I certainly don't wander around like a clueless tourist. Incidently I'll be back in NY on July 12th.
Ahh yea as long as you are street smart you will be fine, I just make sure to remind people of this ever since my cluelessly stubborn suburban friend thought the entire place was going to be like disneyland. I go to the city fairly often and just gave him some advice that he chose not to take for some reason. Not long after he got there he told me of how was mugged up in East Harlem and how much he hates the city haha.
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American media is exceptionally sensationalist, what are you talking about?
Of course there is some sensationalism, I was more so speaking in regards to crime and not every single story on the American media, but the point I was mainly trying to get across was involving the British media, if you are familiar at all with the media in Britain regarding crime you will understand why I said that.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 11:59 PM   #259
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 07:03 PM   #260
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Ahh yea as long as you are street smart you will be fine, I just make sure to remind people of this ever since my cluelessly stubborn suburban friend thought the entire place was going to be like disneyland. I go to the city fairly often and just gave him some advice that he chose not to take for some reason. Not long after he got there he told me of how was mugged up in East Harlem and how much he hates the city haha.
This is the very idea I despise and bash: that certain people "deserves" to be bashed in a Western, Democratic country's major city because they are not "street wise".

NOBODY deserves to be mugged, shot, robbed at gunpoint, pickpocketed... So that is why I support draconian law enforcement to get rid of trash criminals that harass and offends the right of EVERY citizen to walk safely in WHATEVER open-to-public street/curbside/park/space they want, without taking any "special precautions".

When you have a place in any city that is "semi off-limits" if you are a woman, if you are "outsider", if your skins doesn't have a proper/"right" tone, if you don't speak a proper foreign language, you've got a problem, a public security problem.

For this very reason, I can't see any "beauty", "charm" or whatsoever in this kind of places discussed in this thread, and I fully support any scheme that gets rid of them respecting individual rights (mugging outsiders who are "lame" or "incautious" because you feel dispossessed or discriminated or a loser in society being not one of them): gentrification, demolition or simply community-broad bulldozing.
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