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June 1, 2012

Amazing Photos of New York City in the 1980s

All of Steven Siegel's work is timeless and truly highlights the raw state, that New York City found itself in the 1980s. Be sure to check out Steven's work on his Flickr page.

Brooklyn Bridge circa the 1980s

Broken shop window

Junkyard subway, circa 1980s

Times Square

The Bowery

War on Youth 1980s edition (yes, they are playing in the graves at Green-wood Cemetery)

Bushwick in 1982 (you can see the WTC in the background)

Coney Island Thunderbolt, 1980s

A hole in the Manhattan Bridge pedestrian walkway

Circa 1985, you can see the Statue of Liberty undergoing restoration in the background

Abandoned West Side Highway, circa 1980

Road to WTC, 1980

South Bronx circa 1980

The Bowery circa 1980

(Photos © Steven Siegel, via Gothamist)

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