From Julia Levy’s review for Culture Craver:
Remember when subway cars were covered with graffiti? When street hustlers roamed Times Square? When hip hop was fresh? When phone booths were necessary?
The new photography exhibition, “NYC, c. 1985,” at ClampArt in Chelsea is a nostalgic trip back in time to that grittier, edgier New York City.
“There seems to be just a certain buzz in the air about the 1980s right now,” the gallery’s director, Brian Paul Clamp, said. “While there were a lot of terrible things going on at the time, there’s also a certain romanticism to that era before the whole city really got cleaned up and changed into what it is today.”