Photos of New York’s Graffiti-Covered Subway in the 1980s


New York was a very different place in the 1980s. Throughout America, and the world, it had a reputation for being a crime-riddled, dirty metropolis — one much changed from its bustling, mid-twentieth century prime. And nowhere was this more evident than on the city’s subway trains and platforms. Once the pride of Manhattan and the boroughs, the network had become a virtual no-go area both at night and during the day.

Great photos by Christopher Morris.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014