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OTR column – crime, creativity and the city

The “New York Noise” compilation catches the creativity behind the headlines from the crime-ridden city in the 1970s and 1980s

Fri, Feb 26, 2016, 14:13


You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here and the “New York Noise” compilation below. “Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, New York was an economic and social basket-case. To outsiders, it seemed as if the Big Apple was rotten to the core. Who in their right mind would set up shop in a place like that? The answer is artists and musicians.”