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Photographer Steven Seigal has been capturing the life and times of New York City for the past 30 years.
Several decades ago, New York City was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and high crime levels coupled with the financial crisis meant that around one million people left the city between the 1950s and the 1970s.
Seigal captured life in the city during that time in hundreds of fascinating photographs.
His Flickr page is like a timeline of New York city, from the era when pimps and prostitutes roamed Times Square to now, when tourists throng the area, and people who remember New York before lament the 'Disneyfication' of Manhattan.
One series is Seigal's captivating photographic testimonial to 'pre-Guiliani' New York depicts the city's subway system in all its graffitied glory.
Regarded as unsafe due to crime and suffering frequent mechanical breakdowns, the subway represents a microcosm of New York city at the time.
Seigal's photographs show the subways as the arteries of New York, through which flowed life from each corner of the city.

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Iconic: The graffiti-strewn New York City subway used to be a common sight, but the carriages were cleaned in the late 1980s and graffiti never returned to the subway.


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Surreal: This walk-in sculpture 'Subway' depicting New York's train system was created by artist Red Grooms in 1976.

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The wait: A passenger awaits the subway on an empty platform, the top half of the body shrouded in shadow.

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Abandon: The rhythm of the train has lulled this suited man to sleep on the dirty-looking subway, his newspapers have fallen to the floor.

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The view: Carmen and John declared their love on the almost opaque window of this subway car back in the 1980s.

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Ghostly: Seigal caught a passing woman, possibly on her way back from a visit to MOMA on film, with just her feet clearly visible in this eerie-looking shot.

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Times past: A woman and two little girls glimpse the view while to the right a cigarette ad has managed to avoid the ubiquitous graffiti.

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