Pick of the day: 5000 Payphones Relive New York City’s Gritty 90s. On popupcity.net by Daniel Rotsztain


“The popular image of New York City today is of a shiny global capital — a sleek and modern, 24-hour city with a booming economy and internationally influential art and design scene. How quickly the world has forgotten New York’s gritty reputation only 20 years ago. New York’s urban form hasn’t changed much since 1993 – but the culture sure has. In the 80s wealth quickly drained into the leafy suburbs, leaving behind a hollow, dirty and rough cityscape largely inhabited by socially marginalized people and fringe cultures. New York City in the 80s and 90s was a place of crime, rats, sex shows, police, drugs and punks: a place most people didn’t want to be.”

Read the whole article by Daniel Rotsztein: http://popupcity.net/culture/5000-payphones-relive-new-york-citys-gritty-90s/#ixzz2erOipHgF

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