Awesome gritty photos of 1980s New York
I first moved to New York in 2006, and it was exciting enough to live in that great Metropolis even then. But the long termers often referred to how different the city was from it’s gritty, dirty, crime-ridden, erm, glory days back in the 1980s. Steven Siegel knows it. His documentary photos from that era cast a New York that was overrun with graffiti, litter, and interesting people, a long way removed from the more sanitised version of the city most of us experience these days.