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NYC of yesteryear

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NYC of yesteryear

Hopefully the locals can help me out. I know much of manhattan has been extremely gentrified. Are there any areas left that have that "seedy, gritty" feel of the 70's and 80's?

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1. Re: NYC of yesteryear

Parts of the East Village and Harlem and lots of the outer buroughs.

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2. Re: NYC of yesteryear

Not so much, but these links might be of interest.

http://forgotten-ny.com/

http://abandonednyc.com/

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/

http://www.scoutingny.com/ The adventures of a film location scout, some places accessible, some not.

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4. Re: NYC of yesteryear

in Manhattan, I'd say the area west of Penn Station.

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5. Re: NYC of yesteryear

Are you looking to just visit those areas?

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6. Re: NYC of yesteryear

yes, just visit and do some photography.

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8. Re: NYC of yesteryear

yes, just visit and do some photography.

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9. Re: NYC of yesteryear

This recent thread may also be of use to you...

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10. Re: NYC of yesteryear

I would caution you against using words like 'seedy.' The places that were mentioned are all neighborhoods, and people don't see where they live as 'seedy.' Newark, where I live, has some beautiful abandoned buildings from its industrial era, and parts of the city are definitely 'gritty' without being 'seedy' at all. But other parts of the city are upper-class and suburban-looking. The areas that you might call 'seedy' are also filled with people who would be deeply offended if you used terms like that, and might even become nasty about it. 'Seedy' has so many class and ethnic aspersions connected to it (ditto words like 'ghetto') that it really has to be contextualized.