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Gritty Beauty of NYC

Watch footage of the city in the 1970s

New York City in the 1970s was a world away from its current bustling, polished state. It was a time of contrasts: Studio 54 parties alongside riots in the Bronx, a burgeoning music and art scene set against the backdrop of peak advertising culture and political upheaval. Recently, I stumbled upon insane footage from this era on my YouTube feed, and it made me reflect on my own experiences.

I experienced a brief taste of NYC in the 1980s as child as well has having lived there for nearly 20 years so I feel fortunate to have witnessed a slice of its dynamic history. Looking back, the city was a melting pot of creativity, grit, and resilience during those times and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on those who experienced it.


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