The New York Subway, 1981

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Photographer Christopher Morris’s shots of the NY subway 33 years ago – the grimy, crime-ridden, tag-covered face of what, until a crackdown by the NYPD and Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy in the late 90s, was one of America’s most dangerous cities.

(Top pic: An original chalk drawing by the late artist Keith Haring. Bottom pic; two vigilante ‘Guardian Angels’ )

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