23 August 2010

The 1980's New York Subway

It's no surprise that my father flinched when I told him I was going to move to New York City, a number of years ago. He hadn't been in the trenches of the five-boroughs since this period. The images are a collection from Bruce Davidson, John F. Conn, Jamel Shabazz & Martha Cooper. Do we credit the MTA or Guiliani for the vast improvements? The native New Yorkers in my office note: it was an uprising. The people got sick of it and fought back to clean up the streets.

1 comment:

Gravitom said...

I credit Roe vs. Wade for the decrease in crime. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalized_abortion_and_crime_effect