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.