by Zolton in New Photography on Friday 16 March 2012

Having ridden the New York subway system for five years, it seems the only real perils these days are rats, panhandlers, and being taken out by an errant cross kick from an energetic breakdancer. These photos from the How To Be A Retronaut blog are a wonderful reminder of a more colourful and edgy New York that is (perhaps sadly?) long since passed.
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (2)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (3)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (8)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (5)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (6)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (7)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (4)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (9)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (10)
Photo of the New York subway in 1973 (11)