New York City in the 1970s was dirty, dangerous, and dissolute. There was political and police corruption, rampant prostitution and poverty. Times Square was nothing like the family-friendly tourist attraction it is today. Below take a look at some articles and videos about what New York City was like in the 1970s.
“24 Hours on 42nd Street: Staying Alive on the Strip” an article by Nik Cohn published in New York Magazine (the article begins on p. 38)
“The Greatest Year: 1978″ an article by Kevin Baker published in New York Magazine
SEX: The Revolution a VH1 documentary. This segment deals with the 1970s.
NY77 – The Coolest Year in Hell a VHI Rock Doc detailing the events of 1977 in New York City