COPS-TimesSq-HollywoodTheater-Matt-weber©Matt Weber

4 thoughts on ““The Last Days of the Strip” 1990

  1. Wow! I can’t think of a better title for this photo, Matt. You definitely captured a definitive moment. Would love to have seen the 1960-90s version of Times Square just so I would have something to compare it to today. When I visit NYC these days, I try to avoid Times Square at all costs simply because it’s overrun with tourists! (In total denial that I’m one myself of course.)

  2. Greg, There’s a short film and I can’t recall the name but when I do, I’ll let you know. The guy lived on 43d and 8th Ave and he shot videos of the hookers & pimps fighting in the street beneath his window. It is a raw view of how bad thing were 25 years ago…I looked for it and couldn’t find it.

  3. Thanks for the tip, Matt! The fact that a native New Yorker is calling the documentary “really intense” has me a little concerned, but I’m curious enough that I’ll probably check it out. Thanks again!

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