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The Fall and the Rise of New York City’s Times Square
Real Clear Life ^ | 09/15/2017 | Sean Cunningham

Posted on 09/30/2017 8:50:52 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen

“In 1971, the year that we set the beginning of The Deuce, I was 11 years old,” co-creator David Simon recalled. At 17, he spent the summer in New York while working at an uncle’s warehouse: “I can tell you that, while the city felt electric and volatile and amazing and, from its debauchery to its culture, it felt like an incredible place, it was also dangerous as hell.”

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearlife.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; ny; nyc; organizedcrime; pornification
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1 posted on 09/30/2017 8:50:52 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Fresh air!
Times Square!


2 posted on 09/30/2017 8:57:30 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Kid Shelleen

New York in the 70’s especially places like Times Square were like an open sewer. Places in Brooklyn and Queens looked like they were part of saturation bombing of WWII. All efforts by the politicians controlling the city failed until Rudy Giuliani was elected.


3 posted on 09/30/2017 9:06:10 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Bump


4 posted on 09/30/2017 9:09:03 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: Kid Shelleen

I lived in Crown Heights 1972-76.

When I heard DeBlasio got elected, I wanted to go into business printing “No Radio” signs.


5 posted on 09/30/2017 9:13:37 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Single payer is coming. Which kind do you like?)
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To: Kid Shelleen
The first time I took my wife to see NYC (~1973) we drove through TS.
Her first reaction - why are so many women standing in doorways, it's not raining?
6 posted on 09/30/2017 9:20:43 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Doc91678

I remember driving through new York city in the early eighties and you had miles of old brownstones that were husks of buildings. it looked as if civilization had ended.


7 posted on 09/30/2017 9:23:23 AM PDT by PCPOET7
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To: Kid Shelleen

To me it’s one word: Giuliani.


8 posted on 09/30/2017 9:41:02 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To this day it pains liberals to give Giuliani any credit. The article credits Dinkins and Vallone for increasing funding for the cops but the reality was that Dinkins was one of the worst mayors in history of the USA.


9 posted on 09/30/2017 9:46:17 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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“New York in the 70’s especially places like Times Square were like an open sewer. Places in Brooklyn and Queens looked like they were part of saturation bombing of WWII. All efforts by the politicians controlling the city failed until Rudy Giuliani was elected”

The city was better off back in the Bronson “Death Wish” days than the smoke free, sugar free, gun free and anything else Bloomberg/DiBlowsio didn’t like free communist shithole it is today. New Yorkers love living freedom free.


10 posted on 09/30/2017 10:28:42 AM PDT by Bonemaker
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To: Kid Shelleen

This is a must-watch video in this context:

NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell

YouTube, Published on March 26, 2014

New York City, 1977 - It was a time when the city had fallen into decay, with too few jobs, money, police, schools, and social services. There was a city wide blackout with major looting, a serial killer on the loose, and the Bronx was burning. And yet out of the chaos emerged one of the most creative times any city has ever encountered.

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHXAYddPLsM


11 posted on 09/30/2017 10:32:56 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: lee martell

Fresh air!
Times Square!

LOL.......and off to “Hootersville” they go......


12 posted on 09/30/2017 10:59:45 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Jyotishi

Great video.


13 posted on 09/30/2017 11:56:51 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Bonemaker

Ain’t that the truth!!!!


14 posted on 09/30/2017 4:09:59 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Kid Shelleen

You forgot to include Abe Beame in that scathing indictment of the mayoralty of NYC!!!


15 posted on 09/30/2017 4:13:31 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: oh8eleven

I can only imagine the expression on you face when she asked that question. What was your answer? Did you answer with a straight face?


16 posted on 09/30/2017 4:16:18 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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I can only imagine the expression on you face when she asked that question.
Nothing really - since she had never been in NYC I was expecting it.
17 posted on 10/01/2017 5:51:32 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Jyotishi

That is a great series.


18 posted on 10/01/2017 9:04:03 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Doc91678

John Lindsay was an early version of Bill “DeBlasio”.


19 posted on 10/01/2017 9:06:24 AM PDT by oblomov
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Oh yes, I remember John Lindsay well. Especially the Transit strike that ensued and the snow storm snafu.


20 posted on 10/02/2017 1:21:23 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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