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30 Nostalgic Photographs of New York in 1980s

Neil Patrick

New York is a cool place no matter what year you visit. Here is a nice trip down memory lane of the 1980’s!

 

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Vigilant police officers on a train.

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Damaged train, around 1980’s. 

 

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Two police officer arresting a man at the Lower East Side. (1984)

 

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Upper West Side march protest, circa 1980.

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A man wearing a placard on Times Square, around 1980.

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Store signage at New York Times Square, around 1985.

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A rush hour scene at the New York City subway. (1982)

“While I am riding in the New York subway, to some destination whose name means nothing to me and which I’ll probably never reach, because I’ll get off at a random station, to follow some commuter whose look has intrigued me.”

Via Frank Horvat’s diary, 4th April 1984

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An old woman walking in the street. (1986)

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Wall Street (1984)

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Man with his car at under the Manhattan Bridge. (1985)NYC time square 2

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Winter scene at New York Times Square ending the 80’s decade.

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A good day to have picnic. (1983)

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Homeless man sleeping with his plastic blanket. (1984)

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East 4th Street between the Bowery and Second Avenue. (1980)

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Woman outside a car at Houston Street. (1980)

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A mural of Puerto Rican Independence at Ludlow Street. (1980)

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Boy outside a salon at  Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.  (1984)

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High Hat Hand Raised at Bushwick, Brooklyn. (1982)

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A boy took off his roller skates Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.  (1984)

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Abandoned buildings at Bushwick. (1982)

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The Bowery  (1980)

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Woman holding a La Atalaya and “Awake!” magazine. (May 1982)

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The amazing “Boyz to Men” when they were just kids , Bushwick, Brooklyn. (October 1982)

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A man at the subway reading a newspaper. (1985)

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The Last Wall at Bushwick, Brooklyn.  (1982)

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A man sleeping on his car. (1985)

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Twins wearing pink dress at Bushick, Brooklyn. (1983)

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Man having a sandwich for breakfast. (1985)

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Graffiti! (1984)

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Clouds covering one tower of The World Trade Tower. (1984)