New York, 1984

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14 Jan 2018 02:04 - +1685
SE corner of Canal Street and Broadway. the grimey ole days!
14 Jan 2018 01:41 - +530
I see the Mafia was having a little meeting in front of Dave's.
14 Jan 2018 01:40 - +404
This looks like a scene out of the 70s to me. I grew up in Astoria during the 80s and I can't remember NYC looking this clean then and the cars and clothing seem a bit off. Memory is weird though.
14 Jan 2018 01:57 - +207
Is this part of a set or pics? Are there more?
14 Jan 2018 04:39 - +135
Wait a second- 1984 isn't that long ag- Shit. I got old.
14 Jan 2018 02:40 - +67
any New Yorkers know if Dave's is still opened?
14 Jan 2018 04:54 - +60
That is now the SoHo Garden Hotel. Though that’s relatively new. The building was renovated maybe 6-9 years ago. There used to be a fun Ukrainian speakeasy on the 2nd fl. Not sure when Dave’s closed but I can confirm it hasn’t been there for the last 18 yrs. I’ve lived or worked within a mile of this corner for that whole time. It’s changed a lot. A lot a lot.
14 Jan 2018 03:41 - +53
179 horsepower, 4836 pounds in weight , 233 inches in length. You can buy a upgraded 2018 Toyota Camry with 100 more horsepower that weighs 1,000 lbs less.
14 Jan 2018 03:51 - +52
I immediately and simultaneously heard the Seinfeld bass theme music.
14 Jan 2018 03:52 - +48
Dave’s not here man.
14 Jan 2018 04:08 - +21
better be careful of C.H.U.D attacks
14 Jan 2018 03:13 - +20
Today I learned I'm old.
14 Jan 2018 01:54 - +20
The car, clothing and advertising styles seem to fit so perfectly here.
14 Jan 2018 05:26 - +18
crazy how dramatically an overflowing trashcan can change the vibe of a setting
14 Jan 2018 02:44 - +16
I miss that version of New York.
14 Jan 2018 05:04 - +15
I'll be at DRUGS across the street.
14 Jan 2018 05:55 - +14
###35 cents for a coke. 70 cents for bacon egg cheese roll. Wise guys about to kill a guy in broad daylight in front of a restaurant. Ah, the good old days. Sigh...😔
14 Jan 2018 03:08 - +14
It's funny, the clothing and hair, from what I can see, look like they could be less than ten years old, but the signs, with the neon lettering, the primary colors, and overhanging are what tipped me that this was close to 70s.
14 Jan 2018 02:50 - +13
That’s a 1982 Lincoln Continental I’m pretty sure. Maybe plus or minus a year.
14 Jan 2018 03:01 - +10
Lots of litter
14 Jan 2018 04:20 - +8
That Continental is rad.
14 Jan 2018 03:48 - +8
That car is old even for 1984. In 1984 I was sneaking into bars to watch punk and reggae bands. This pic looks like later 70's from the clothing.
14 Jan 2018 03:08 - +7
Mproved Egg Cream? Thought the Egg Cream was just fine before...can't wait!
14 Jan 2018 04:59 - +7
Canal Street was a great place to visit back then. So many interesting stores selling all kinds of cheap industrial hardware, plastics, tools, electronics, bags, clothing, antiques, etc. Now it looks like any other cross-town avenue in Manhattan. The western end is mostly one empty storefront after another.
14 Jan 2018 04:32 - +7
Looks like something straight out of Taxi Driver. Heh, there is even a taxi that looks like the one Travis drove to the left of the picture.
14 Jan 2018 04:09 - +7
Can someone google street view this street corner so I can see what it looks like today
14 Jan 2018 05:57 - +6
I been to Daves many times,he had great Eggcreams and Lime Rickys..NYC was my playground in the 80s..Now its a hipster shit hole
14 Jan 2018 04:10 - +6
14 Jan 2018 03:59 - +5
I would love to have been in NY in those days
14 Jan 2018 04:01 - +5
Ahhhh.....a 65¢ frank and a lime Rickey please.
14 Jan 2018 04:23 - +5
That's where you'd go to pretox for the Mudd Club.
14 Jan 2018 06:24 - +4
Any one have an updated photo?
14 Jan 2018 04:08 - +4
I love how the 2 door car is 20'+ long
14 Jan 2018 05:48 - +4
Looks like a Scorsese movie.
14 Jan 2018 09:23 - +4
Caldwell Furniture closed that Canal St flagship store in 1981. So that photo is prob older than ‘84.
14 Jan 2018 04:55 - +3
I heard they build a skyscraper on the parking space where that green car was located.
14 Jan 2018 05:58 - +3
Dave’s Luncheonette was a landmark location, since my Dad was a kid. They closed in the 80s, which was a real shame. Perfect place for a post-drinking, late night snack. They were open 24/7 and they always had great hotdogs on the grill. They were famous for their egg creams, which have neither eggs nor cream. Milk, seltzer, chocolate syrup, usually U-Bet brand. I loved egg creams! They were on the borders of; Greenwich Village, Little Italy, and Chinatown. Prices were low, service quick. The good old days....
14 Jan 2018 05:10 - +3
Such beautiful stonework around the windows. That building is completely unremarkable to the people of that time period but to us it is a beautiful relic from a time when people actually cared about how their architecture looked.
14 Jan 2018 05:59 - +3
That Thunderbird, if I'm correct, has a 460. Large motorhomes have 460s. My friend had a burnt orange/maroon one, landau top. With both doors fully open, the car was just about as wide as it was long. One of the better looking stock wheels too.
14 Jan 2018 06:08 - +3
What’s most impressive is the amount of available street parking.
14 Jan 2018 06:38 - +3
Wow this was the time frame for Van Halen 1984. Watching the Jump video with this picture side by side gives some good perspective.
14 Jan 2018 08:10 - +3
Man...when you realize the 80's are now the 60's.
14 Jan 2018 06:49 - +3
Puerto Rican’s blasting music and shady people trying to sell you a quick fuck from an old lady on the second floor
14 Jan 2018 06:09 - +3
This picture is everything. I love it because it seems like it perfectly captures the time with ol' the car in front of a typical 80's diner and the way people are dressed and the colours... amazing picture ! (It must look even nicer at night )
14 Jan 2018 06:56 - +3
Before Guliani had all the homeless secretly rounded up and killed.

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