AskUs: Why did 1970s New York look like a war zone?

April 14, 2016
Comments (4)
  1. Fred says:

    Cleveland is not “a basket case” and has not been for at least 15 years.

  2. Ej S says:

    The reason it’s changed is Giuliani. All those policies you named were his but you neglected to mention his name. Not sure why.

  3. Rockford68 says:

    New York definitely needed to be cleaned up but what it is today is a sanitized, gentrified version of its former self…I’ll take the gritty New York of the late 80’s early 90’s any day

  4. Chris M says:

    What’s really sad is “Escape From New York” was actually filmed in St. Louis because it looked more shelled-out. St. Louis: Where Bad Things Happen to People who Usually Deserve It.”

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