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The gritty 1970s photographs that capture New York when it was a city in decline as crime soared and hundreds of thousands of its inhabitants fled to the suburbs By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 00:51 EST, 9 April 2013
The 1970s are considered a low point for New York City.
More than 820,00 people fled the crime and an unreliable transit system over the course of the decade, moving to the suburbs the suburbs.
The city went nearly bankrupt as Wall Street sputtered under the economic stagnation of the era.
Photographer Leland Bobbe captured the gritty, sometimes desperate nature of the men who women who populated New York in the 1970s.
Pimps and prostitutes populated Times Square. Drug dealers worked openly.