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Photos of New York subway riders in the 1980s

These days the New York subway is a cash-losing cow, breaking down regularly (thanks, G train) and stripped of any character, unless you venture deep into Brooklyn. Back in the 80s, you literally took your life into your own hands every time you ventured down there, as these gritty, menacing photos from Bruce Davidson off the Retronaut website reveal.
New York subway photos from the 1980s (1)
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