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'Old' New York
#1
Thought some of yous guys might enjoy these...

80 Photos of Old New York (1970 - 1989)

http://superchief.tv/80-photos-of-old-ne...1970-1989/
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#2
Nothing there to enjoy Duff. I was born there and lived there until 1986 (the better part of 50 years) and while those were actual pictures, they were not what all of New York was about.

I believe that the same type of pictures could be culled out from the pictures in any good size city.

A lot of the pictures that would be classified as Slums or Ghettos, were once the neighborhoods that were nice. Could also be possible that some of the places in pictures shown, are pretty OK, again now.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made non Fishermen.
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#3
what those pics were.. da' hood and skels in the crap part of NYC

more of what I grew up in Brooklyn in the late 40's 50's and 60's http://www.screanews.us/NewYork/BrooklynOld.htm

and more recently my pics from Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island, Brooklyn
http://stakeout.smugmug.com/SheepsheadBa...549_Qgsp99
http://stakeout.smugmug.com/SheepsheadBaySept2013
http://stakeout.smugmug.com/SheepsheadBa...916_9hTfkD
http://stakeout.smugmug.com/SheepsheadBa...615_r3BdhF

and the real NYC as gathered neighborhood by neighborhood by http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org
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#4
What a difference!

Yes, I've heard those areas have been cleaned up. I've also heard that downtown LA is having a resurgence...

http://www.gq.com/life/travel/201401/dow...s-food-art
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#5
Interesting pics all around. Whatever I need in the city, I go there and get in and out. It's all just too close of quarters for this Texas boy. I don't care whether it is NYC, Houston, or any other big town, there's places you just don't want to go into. I like the new Beltway they built around Houston. For $10 bux, you can avoid the whole town.
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#6
Have to add a little true story to this thread.

I was born in an area on the Atlantic Ocean, called Rockaway Beach. We lived in a house owned by my Grandfather. It was on the block just before the Ocean. There were a few small apartment houses and then more toward the Beach, big old Victorian houses. We lived in one of those.

When my kids were 4 and 6 years old, I took them for a drive from Canarsie, Brooklyn where both were raised. All joined 2 family Brick houses. I drove to Rockaway to the street I lived on and pointed out the house that I lived in and where my Mother spent all of her youth. They nodded and we went home. Stopped at a place called Weiss's to eat (PK probably knows it). We got home and the Kids ran up the steps to our apartment. They threw open the door and yelled to their Mother "Did you know that Daddy was raised in a slum?" It was not what it was when I was a Kid for sure. Their Mother did not have the nerve to say anything, as she originally lived in Brownsville Brooklyn. Now that is an area that now looks like the pictures Duff linked to.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made non Fishermen.
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#7
Back in the early 90's I lived upstate (Saratoga Springs) but never took the time to visit the city, but have always wanted to. What area would you suggest I stay if visiting there and wanting to see as much as I can in a couple or three days?
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