This week, we’re posting more of Stephen Harmon’s awesome 1980’s street photos for our Throwback Thursday feature. There are many fine styles in the photos below, and one heck of a mustache.
This hot dog seller worked on 73rd and Broadway. Love how she’s standing on the box!
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Your photos of the Upper West Side by Steve Harmon are excellent, nostalgic and great faces.
These are GREAT!!!!
Wonderful photos. A reminder that not too long ago, the West Side was an authentic middle class neighborhood – not full of mall chain stores and glass luxury buildings….
Right on Lisa! Sad but true. I don’t even feel like I’m in NYC anymore. Could be Any City, USA. And it’s certainly not for the neighborhood people anymore. Remember when the median and park benches were lined with elderly folk chatting with each other or just sitting peacefully enjoying the fresh air? You don’t even see that much anymore. I wish I had taken more photos back in the 70’s and 80’s!
Wonderful photo’s! They really capture the mood and feel of the 80’s on the UWS!
Back in the late 70s and 80s I felt that the UWS was very special and I tried to reflect that in my photos and preserve that special feeling. I happy so many people are pleased with these photos. I thank all of you for your kind words.