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Old 01-03-2020, 11:55 AM
 
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I’d like to hear some stories of how Brooklyn was like in the 70s and 80s.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:07 PM
 
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Lots of Mike Tysons, John Travoltas, and Woody Allens running around.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:19 PM
 
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I remember when I was a kid in the 80s, my parents driving from the Manhattan bridge to the BQE. You had to exit to what is now called DUMBO, but it was nothing but a dump back then. Sitting in the back of the car there were tons of squeegee guys always trying to clean the windshield.



If you told me in the 80s that decades later I would buy a yuppy condo there as an adult and then sell it for almost a million dollars, I would have told you to quit smoking crack. Thanks Giuliani. F U Deblasio.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:49 PM
 
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I’d like to hear some stories of how Brooklyn was like in the 70s and 80s.
We had a cousin that lived in Bed-Stuy, the common hallway on her floor in her building looked like this:

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Old 01-03-2020, 12:54 PM
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Dangerous and dirty.
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:18 PM
 
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It depends what part of Brooklyn.
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Old 01-03-2020, 08:21 PM
 
Location: NY
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Lots of Mike Tysons, John Travoltas, and Woody Allens running around.
Opinion: Hahahahaha............that must be the best description of New York in 20 words or less.
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Old 01-03-2020, 08:23 PM
 
Location: NY
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I remember when I was a kid in the 80s, my parents driving from the Manhattan bridge to the BQE. You had to exit to what is now called DUMBO, but it was nothing but a dump back then. Sitting in the back of the car there were tons of squeegee guys always trying to clean the windshield.



If you told me in the 80s that decades later I would buy a yuppy condo there as an adult and then sell it for almost a million dollars, I would have told you to quit smoking crack. Thanks Giuliani. F U Deblasio.


Excerpt:Thanks Giuliani. F U Deblasio.

Opinion: Best description of New York City in 5 words or less.
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Old 01-03-2020, 08:25 PM
 
Location: NY
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We had a cousin that lived in Bed-Stuy, the common hallway on her floor in her building looked like this:
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Awesome picture.
I close my eyes and can still smell the stank of the wino urine in the elevators.....if they weren't set on fire yet..............
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Old 01-03-2020, 08:39 PM
 
Location: NY
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Things I remember about growing up in Ridgewood was stickball, skelzee, breaking bottles,fire crackers,grafitti,summers married to the johnny pump, car thefts, burglaries,riding on trains between cars, skitching a bus,gang fights,after hours,weed,Strawberry Hill, Gallo Port, handball,fist fights, bar hopping,playing cards, rolling dice,running bets, ladies nights, keg parties,Band night, free concerts in Forest Park, the Oktoberfest and conversations
with bent noses and Westy. A little trivia......filming of French Connection,7 ups,Coney Island Memoirs and more.
This was off the top of my head in just a matter of moments.

Side Note:
Recently watched the Irishman and much of it was filmed in Ridgewood....who would of thought!
Looks like a runner up for an academy but I'm placing my bet on Doctor Sleep.
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