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April 3, 2013

16 Interesting Black and White Photos of Times Square in the 1970s

The 1970s were a bad time for Times Square, which was marked with an excess of Xs and was suffering from a soaring crime rate. Take a look back at Times Square in the bad old days of the 1970s through these 16 nostalgic pictures.


1977: Clean washing hanging out to dry above a laundry one block west of the more glamorous Times Square. (Getty Images)

1975: Shoppers on West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in the Times Square area. (Getty Images)

1975: A porn shop with films and live shows near Times Square. (Getty Images)

Exterior view of Circus Circus, an 'adult amusement center,' in Times Square as a man walks past wearing a hat and carrying his coat over his arm, New York, New York, 1970s. The marquee advertises exotic models, nude girls, books, magazines, games, and peep shows, as well as a juice bar and 'high-potency protein health drinks.' (Getty Images)

1979: View of a portion of Alex Katz's Times Square mural of women's profiles. (via MCNY)

1979: 42nd St. and 8th Ave. (via MCNY)

1975: Golden Dollar Topless. (via MCNY)

1975. (via MCNY)

$10 Complete, 1975. (via MCNY)

Alien, 6th Ave.,1979. (via MCNY)

Theatrical Make-Up, 1975. (via MCNY)

Tourists in Times Square, 1975. (via MCNY)

1975: A porn shop with cinema and live shows. (Getty Images)

A potential customer, 1975. (via MCNY)

1973: Two amputees take part in a parade through Times Square in New York City, to commemorate the end of the Vietnam War and honour those who took part in it. (Getty Images)

1978: A card shark at work at Times Square. (Getty Images)

(via Gothamist)

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