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.
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