this helps explain why it makes our moms nervous that we live here.
being the relative youngsters that we are, the truth is, we’ve only known a world with nyc at the center of it and—especially since 9/11—defined by it.
context helps us appreciate the present.
Remember when NYC was a shithole? Most of us can’t because we’re not from here. But these pictures are a good look into some of the grossness that was The Big Apple.
EDIT: Now with the correct link. Thanks, Kate!