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The Big Apple's Rotten '70s: At Least the Cab Drivers Were Dapper!

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ANIMAL New York just discovered this odd stock footage of '70s New York sporting the chipper title, "Grime and Crime in New York City 1970s - Subway, Buses, Graffiti, Cabs." We say odd because the voice-overs sound so scripted, but still, who doesn't love an impassioned "the suburbs are killing us" argument for the city's financial woes? Oh, and if somebody older than us could either confirm or deny that cabbies used to wear jackets and ties to work, that would be a great help.
· Grime and Crime in New York City 1970s [myfootage.com via ANIMAL]