Like clockwork, there are now lots of photo galleries popping up of pre-Bloomberg (and pre-Guiliani) New York City. It's the New York that was covered in graffiti and somewhat unsafe. And still very beautiful. I'm a late-90s arrival, so many of these photos are way before my time. But I still remember when the Lower East Side was considered edgy and the far West 40s were the last place you wanted to be late at night.
Click on any of the photos below to see the entire collection. Vintage Everyday is a wonderful source of old photographs, of New York City and elsewhere.