New York 1984

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    True!

    Big Frame Glasses.

    I especially like the 84 Trans Am :)
     
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    Well not much has changed. I'll grant you the cell phones, the one big thing I noticed (except for one person) everyone was smoking inside!
     
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    Ira Gallin. Haven't heard that name in awhile. He used to have an awesome local access cable show eons ago and a store!
     
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    I guess I love the mundane...

    No Starbucks either.
     
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    On that corner...there still is no Starbucks, the closest one is in Trump Tower by
    where Charles Jourdan used to be:rolleyes:
     
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    I notice a few things:
    no ipods
    only 1 person was wearing a backpack
    most women had shoulder bags
    only two people were smoking
    no boxers hanging out above the guys' pants
    and of course the noise level.
     
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    Shoulder pad and narrow tie heaven!
     
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    I was in the kindergarten. Suits and ties, blouses, skirts that come pass the knee, no drug dealers on the corners, no oversized clothes that you hide your grandest weapon in. Where are all of the girls with the too little clothes on with their asses about to fall out? This was no skin flick like the streets of today are. And I didn't see one prostitute and 6th Avenue here is their spot. The people seem to be interacting with each other like it's Christmas. We evade each other here like the plague. Then I didn't see one McDonald's. I thought they were everywhere, even in 3rd world countries where they can't even afford a double cheeseburger. McDonald's is as bad as Wal-Mart. The U-Haul trucks kind of look the same. I haven't seen anyone with an afro, with the exception of a little kid, since the 80's. The street dancing..."Breakin'".

    I was four years old, maybe 5. I can't really tell by the weather. I assume that summer is over because I saw some people with jackets and light coats draped over the shoulder or hanging off of their arm. The sound of the city was peaceful. I mean I didn't hear any ambulances or see any state police flying down the street to get the next 187 emergency. 24 years ago. What happened between then and now?
     
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    NYC was great back then. I had only arrived just before 84. I was goth then for a period. I went to Danceteria, The World, Save the Robots, the Aztec Lounge, Lizmar Lounge, everywhere. I was at Danceteria when Madonna and Roz Abrams were there...lol! I worked in the east village on St Marks for 10 yrs from 83 on. EVERYTHING was happening good then. Art...Basquaitused to sel paintings on the sidewalk outside our store...and the east village wasn't the Trump Tower it it is today. One of Warhols old factories was across the street from u as was Manic Panic. Dee-Lite lived upstairs as did Beaureguard HooustonMontgomery.
    I think Ira gallin would give a big RIP t that scene and area as I do. It's yuppie heaven now.
    Ahh the OLD Wigstock days............I wish I had more days like when my old pal Lou Miami used to open for Nina Hagen at The WOrld or the Ritz or the Peppermint Lounge........memoeries...........light the corners of my mindddddddd
     
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    God, that toot took me back! I was in New York quite often in 1984..sure that was the year I saw Dreamgirls on Broadway.
     
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    :rolleyes: ahh, Sweet memories of yesterday. :smile: I graduated high school in 1984 and NYC was just a bus ride away from the Jersey Shore. Columbus Circle really hasn't changed much has it?
     
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    I think most, if not all of this was filmed at the corner of 5th and 57th. At one point the camera pans north and you catch Grand Army Plaza with Central Park beyond. At another point he catches the clouds passing above the old IMB building with the AT&T building behind it. Trump Tower was just finished a 1/2 block south...and this was the center of the universe for NYC in 1984.

    I didn't even think of the lack of sirens that 8060 noticed. Is it even possible to stand on 5th and not hear the "Bwop bwop bwop" of a passing emergency vehicle today?

    It would be interesting to try to refilm this from the same location. How much you wanna bet you would be accused of taking videos to plan a terrorist attack?
     
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    Oh my goodness! New York existed before I was born!
     
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    I don't know about New York today, but where I live in the midwest U.S. if there is a gathering today of that many people there would be a marked increase in the percentage of obese people. And the average body weight of the people in a crowd would be much greater today than is apparent in the video.
     
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    I'm not so sure about that, we are not that jaded yet!
     
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