Steven Siegel’s Photos of 1980′s NYCArt, Culture — By JGM Staff on January 26, 2012 at 1:43 am
When you look at old New York photos from the 80′s and other previous decades, it’s quite amazing how much New York has evolved. But no matter what the city of New York will never lose it’s raw street character. Photographer, Steven Siegel has been documenting all five of New York’s boroughs for the past three decades. Here we get a look at some of his images from 1980′s New York, which gives us a glimpse into how gritty, and otherwordly the Big Apple seems compared to the Disney-esque New York of today. Even though these photos are about o years old, you can still tell where in New York the picture was taken, like the train station picture on Houston Street, still looks the same til this day, just upgraded a little more. Bushwick back then looked like a post-apocalyptic dystopia filled with abandoned lots, crumbling buildings, dismantled cars, and an occasional passerby.
Check out more images after the jump and let us know which New York you’d rather live in.