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Old 03-02-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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also 'Wolfen'. So cool - thanks for sharing this video. I moved from the South Bronx in 1968 at the beginning of the decay. Up until then, it was a great place to grow up.
... By 1976 the area was dead and gone.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Watch Fun City Revisited: The Lindsay Years
Lots of footage from the 60s & early 70s
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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also 'Wolfen'. So cool - thanks for sharing this video. I moved from the South Bronx in 1968 at the beginning of the decay. Up until then, it was a great place to grow up.
By 1968, Mott Haven and Hunts Point were already long gone. In fact, Hunts Point in 1971 had the highest murder rate ever recorded. The decay started in the the 1959-1961 period, when Heroin started to become popular.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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A fireman stated that the arson started in 1970.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Try "The 7-Ups".



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Does anyone know of movies or internet sites that have video or moving pictures of the real New York of the 60's and early 70's. I'm looking for scenes of the outer boros not Manhattan. I'd like to see what they looked like back then. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How about Saturday Night Fever...shot in Brooklyn back in 77-78
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