A Trip to Gritty Old Times Square
(Feb. 14, 2016) At the movies in Times Square this evening. Anyone remember the old pre-tourist, pre-Disney, pre-Giuliani Forty-Deuce? Seedy head shops, kung-fu supply stores and trashy exploitation flicks of all kinds.
Times Square was already becoming sanitized in the late 80’s, but here’s something that warmed my heart. A construction hoarding made up to look like the street in 1987. It was only 8 degrees F, but being in the time capsule made me feel warmer.