It will come as no surprise to anyone that New York City in the ’80s was markedly different from the metropolitan hub we know today. As homicide rates and drug addiction spiralled out of control, the city had yet to experience the effects of gentrification. For a ’90s or ’00s kid, it’s almost a foreign world looking back, but now you can experience it first hand with this new interactive map.
Over 800,000 images are included, giving voyeurs a window into the world of each neighborhood. By clicking on selected areas of the city, one can look into the past, and learn a few things about the city that never sleeps. Locations like Lafayette Street, now home to Supreme, are almost unrecognizable.