FRIDAY, January 15, 2021, 7-8:30 PM: Artists and arsonists. Punk rockers and panicky bankers. Sex workers and serial killers. New York City in the 1970s and 1980s was a tale of two cities — one of terrible economic and physical hardship, but also one of great artistic and sexual freedom. This is the story of what the “Big Apple” was like in one of its grittiest modern eras, from one local who experienced it all firsthand.
Join New York Adventure Club as we examine the roots of the 1970s New York City fiscal crisis and its effect on five Manhattan neighborhoods over the span of 20 years. Led by licensed NYC tour guide Robert Brenner, who spent much of his youth exploring New York’s streets and happenings in the 1970s/1980s, our virtual experience down memory lane will include: – An overview of NYC’s fiscal crisis in the 1970s and how it eventually affected everyday life in the city A close look at five neighborhoods during this rough patch in the 1970s and 1980s, from Times Square (aka “the sleaze capital of the world”) to Canal Street, where punk rock, hip hop, modern art, and old-school Chinese Kung Fu movies collided – Why there were few authority figures to enforce society’s rules – How NYC bounced back from these troubled years to later become one of the safest (albeit gentrified) big cities in the world – A look to the future to see whether the city could return to the “bad ol’ days” (or “good ol’ days,” depending on who you ask)
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Robert — any and all questions about New York in the 1970s and 1980s are welcomed and encouraged! Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week! See you there, virtually!
TOUR COMPANY: New York Adventure Club
TOUR TYPE: public, online, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,
Meets On: fridays,
Tour Duration: 1.5-2
Tour Distance: N/A
Language(s) Spoken: english,
Max # of Guests: 100
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