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Babs Misses Squeegees, Dogs

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Though it's day three in the series, we're just discovering amNY's Q&A sessions with Barbara Corcoran. Here, Babs reflects on Manhattan in the '70s: "I really miss having the bag people on every other block. I miss going to the Theater District and not being able to bring my parents because I thought they couldn’t defend themselves if they were attacked. I miss terribly the squeegee washers on the 59th Street Bridge. I miss the sense of dread going down a street that had no one walking on it. I miss the dogs, and all of them going wherever they wanted to go. I lived on 81st and York at the time, and I used to pick my block based on the aroma in the air." [amNY]