Sunday, July 21, 2013

80 Photos of Old New York (1970-1989) | SUPERCHIEF

In the current issue of the Economist (U.S. Edition), there is an article which explores the reason for the reductions in crime that we have seen in most or our larger metropolitan areas. Chief among these are an aging population generally and more police and security measures which increases the risk of getting caught. The decline of crime in New York is especially significant. One wonders which came first, the decrease in crime or the increased gentrification and median income increases? Manhattan is pretty much an island.

Click link for a highlight of the "other" New York. This is the one that many knew of growing up as children. Maybe there is hope for Detroit after all?