Originally posted by Ashphalt
"I loved Times Sq. in the 80's. The hookers, the pimps, the drug dealers and users, the con artist, the porno outlets. It was people watching paradise!"
Mike, you're not alone. In the old Times Square you didn't have to pay admission to see a show.
Maybe that's the next concept. We can open a theme restaurant in Times Square based on hookers, hustlers, hypes and vagrants. Have mock strip shows and stage hourly police emergencies. The tourists would eat it up!
that is too funny, asphalt!! and what a great original idea!!
It's the "hookers heaven" restaurant!! with the gals dressed as hookers, and the guys dressed as pimps. It would be like Halloween every day in there! I could even hear the customers ordering, "I'll have the ho-burger please, medium rare"
And you put it best into words when you said "the old times square you did'nt have to pay admission to see a show!"...
I used to take the bus in from the jersey suburbs to see bands like Aerosmith play at Madison Square Garden. Late 1970's.
and I remember trying to walk real fast down 42nd street if it was dark out . And hearing the whispers of "wanna buy a nickel bag?", etc. Yet, it was kind of exciting , (a cheap thrill) doing the "42nd st dash"
A few years back I went to the Museum of Sex over on 5th ave (around 22nd st). It really exists , no joke.
There was a great exhibit on the old Times Square. I loved it.
It felt kind of wierd , though, that this was now considered a "chapter" in history . And for those high school students, etc, who never will get to see Times Square as we knew it!!