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Old 04-10-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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THE WEST side was desolate, all the mega clubs were there and the piers and what was left of them were fun to lay out in the sun with all the boys. I did the clubs to death !!!, and then some.......

ahh, so much fun, NY while I know it is nicer now, it was fun then.....yeah baby !!!

trains were never a/c, ever.....

I am glad I lived through it, I had a blast !!

Did you see the video of the subways? i posted
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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I visited Philly twice now and I swear I told someone the same thing. I don't know if it was the bumb sleeping in the middle of the side walk, the crack heads by the abandoned building that gave me that feeling.
Funny enough, I'm originally from Philly and I visit their regularly and I told someone this exact thing a while ago. Philly today is very much the nyc of back then., the urban decay is just beyond ridiculous. Every other person is on drugs, every young male there has a case, everyone has gang tattoos on the face, long muslim beards etc. I would never move back there. And t seems like it's even worse there now than it was when I grew up in the 80s and 90s.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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drug dealers on every corner, police were as useless as mall cops.
IMO, this was an unintended consequence of the Knapp Commission.
The NYPD in general, and uniformed officers on the street in particular, gave up enforcing vice, because that was where the corruption was. Classic story would be a young officer making drug or prostitution collars. Next thing, he's being questioned by IAD (internal affairs) about whether he's shaking down dealers or hookers? Why else would he be arresting them? He wasn't assigned to vice or narco. The old-timers would smile & advise him only to answer radio calls.

For a look the drop in reported crimes since '93, click on any precinct & then on Crime Statistics:
NYPD - Precincts

1990: http://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/23/ny...ted=all&src=pm
2,245 homicides, 100,280 robberies, 147,123 motor-vehicle thefts
1991: 678,855 reported felonies. 2011: 106,000 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/c...Sc7nmyfcvisQDP

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Even tho i was born in the late 60s and early 70s i miss the old days dangerous yes disgusting yes but more fun, today it dull , yes its nice it safe now but its...a dull city its like repeating the same boring day.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Philly today is very much the nyc of back then., the urban decay is just beyond ridiculous. Every other person is on drugs, every young male there has a case, everyone has gang tattoos on the face, long muslim beards etc. I would never move back there. And t seems like it's even worse there now than it was when I grew up in the 80s and 90s.
Philly isn't nearly as bad. In NYC the whole city was like that. Philly has a fairly large civilized (mostly -- still a lot of trash and bums) area encompassing most of Center City and a small distance around it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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I remember growing up in Brighton beach in the 90's and it was much better. I moved in 1989 as an immigrant from Russia. Our first residence was the entire 1st floor of a private house. 3 bedrooms, and a backyard for around $700 a month. In the 90's houses were cheap. A house that costs 1mm today went for around $270 in 1998. Everyone who bought made a killing. In the late 90's wall street was generating tons of money and jobs. Yes there was more crime, but I would say for the middle class quality of life was better because there were more jobs on wall street and less % of income went to rent. Today everything is overpriced, and catered to the wealthy. People like myself who are middle class, in their early 30's and work on wall street are pretty much out of luck. I really miss my neighborhood in the 90's when there was so much promise, so much less people, and such better quality of life. Crack and other crime was mostly a problem of the ghettos and people without common sense. Today's new york is better for those making +300K or those who are older and bought property when it was cheap.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: NYC
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OP here im interested about the city in thoses time and how wacky it was. And for the rest of you a video will be back some memories of the subway how messed up and colorful and dirty it was.
Stations Of The Elevated (Part 2) - YouTube
They were also noisy and hot. There were train lines with cars that had no A/C - just these huge fans in the ceilings and you could open the doors on either end to force a breeze through.

One thing about cleanliness -- I don't remember ever seeing as many rats as I see now.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Here's a video clip of Queens 1980 - 1981. It wasn't bad everywhere.

Flushing Depot - In the Groove 1980 - 1981 - YouTube
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