This looks to me like it was taken on Delancey Street, facing the Williamsburg Bridge.
A shot of the Twin Towers through the center of the Washington Square Arch.
View of the World Trade Center through Washington Square Arch
It just occurred to me that I don’t see this as much as I did when I was a kid in the 80s. Punching out the bottom of a milk crate and using it as a basketball hoop. I’m pretty sure this sort of thing was a common sight in NYC/inner-city neighborhoods.
Using a Milk Crate as a Basketball Hoop
Photo of broken pedestrian crossing signal, somewhere in NYC. Looks to be from about the early to mid 1980s.
Broken Pedestrian Crossing Signal
1983: Stop Gentrification
Photo by Marlis Momber
If you remember when NYC looked like this, you’re old skool.
Run Down Buildings With a View of the Empire State Building Off in the Distance
Unidentified Person Walking by a Vacant Lot with Abandoned Buildings in the Background
Unidentified Person Walking Past Building
Mothers and Children Playing in Courtyard of a Boarded-Up Building
Squatters Corner NYC
Lower East Side – This Land is Ours
Abandoned Buildings with a View of the Twin Towers off in the Distance
Children Playing in a Vacant Lot with Abandoned Buildings in the Background
Abandoned Buildings and Cars
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