24Flinching: Subway, lifeblood (Images of Old New York)

I catch myself reminiscing how New York used to look.  I’ll bring it up once in a while with other NY-raised friends.  It’s hard to realize it just living here until you see something that brings you back to that time in your life.  My man a_Rias tweeted a link to 24Flinching and I really enjoyed looking at the photographs he gathered so I decided I wanted to post them up here for ya’ll to enjoy.

As a kid growing up in the eightees’ who naturally gravitated towards GrandMaster Flash, The RockSteady Crew and writing graffiti, I always had an affinity for the New York City subway during the late 70′ and early 80’s. It represented the blood-filled arteries of a city pumping with organic, authentic, city-brewed culture. It was covered with tags and pieces while filled with people of every size, shape, age and color. It was reckless and untamed and most importantly, it was New York City.


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