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Old 06-16-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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you taught me something i didn't know at all. i thought the tenseness was due to the atmosphere of the surrounding block. for them to know that you did/ didn't pick anyone up meant they were watching patrons like a hawk
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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In the 70's it was wide-open. They even passed out handbills for those establishments. You name it, they had it. Ever seen the movie "Taxi Driver?" Pretty close. They also had the smoking Marlboro man ad.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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http://glennkenny.premiere.com/photo...vis_on_8th.jpg

here it is pvande just what you speak of. DeNiro walking down 8th around W 47th. look at the horrid state of the avenue--all the trash in the gutter and a storefront gate is stuffed with trash
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Prostitute Walking On 8Th Avenue New York On The Left Is A

rough corner with lots of action
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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I worked at the Haymarket 47th and 8th ave from 1978until it closed Christmas eve 1982.
I went to work and was met by a sign on the door "closed by order of NYPD"
They busted manager Joel selling.
Working there was the best time of my life.
Other neighborhood bars were O'Neals back yard around the corner from ladder 54
Lost of porn actors that danced at the theater across the street.
La Fiesta on 45th st...real dirty dive with PR hustlers.
The Grape Vine drag club on the other side of B'way....good times!
Times Square was a danger zone for the tourists....they would go to Times Square just to see if they would make it out alive or at the very least not get mugged.
Favorite after hours The 220 on W. HOUSTON. And Alex in Wonderland...the anvil...The Paradise Garage on west side hey (hottest trade in the city).
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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Since this is a 4-year bump, I forgot to add......

All the porno and Richard Pryor video shops........!
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:32 PM
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Location: Manhattan
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i was at Times Square NY Eve 1978-79. an adventure, believe me!!
I did 1968-'69.
I swore it would not happen again and it hasn't.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:04 PM
 
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Tell me about the food / restaurant options on the area. Could you fill up for relatively cheap?
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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Its so fascinating seeing pictures from those eras
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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Id love to see some pictures
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