Street Scenes of New York in 1984 Through Italian Guys’ Lens

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The New York City of the 1980s is quite different from the city we know today. A time when the city was blighted by criminality and the newly-completed Twin Towers pointed towards a brighter future. A time where Times Square was a haven of pornography and prostitution and much of the riverside was derelict and crumbling.

These color pictures were captured by Italian guys named Paolo and Guglielmo when they traveled to New York in August 1984 that depict what New York City was like decades ago.

Central Park

Cars outside a restaurant in Queen

China Town

China Town

China Town

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