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Make sure to post a link to the website where you found that photo.
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Meh. I want to see the Times Square from the bad old days. The Taxi Driver days. The Panic in Needle Park days.
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^yeah!! I remember my first trip to Times Square in 1986. Porn theatres, Hookers, Addicts, and Conmen. Squalor.

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A few years earlier (late 60s? Krakatoa premiered in 1969)

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Make sure to post a link to the website where you found that photo.
http://www.timessquarenyc.org/image....370&height=870

I always feel Times Square is that part of the city that doesn't fit in, from the skyline it looks so different from the rest of the city. Something like a Larkin Building would've helped dramatically. But it's much better today than the prostitutes of 20 years ago.
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I was too young at the time (mid 90's) to really get a feel for the atmosphere in the city, however just by watching that footage the atmosphere back then was clearly different from nowadays . . . and it wasn't really that long ago.
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