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1987, Trash overflowing in the Times Square station.

1987, Trash overflowing in the Times Square station.

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1958, After missing the Rockaway Express as it left Times Square, Jazzbo the clown waited for the next train.

1958, After missing the Rockaway Express as it left Times Square, Jazzbo the clown waited for the next train.

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1965, Transit police officers aboard a car at Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn

1965, Transit police officers aboard a car at Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn

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1967, The Aqueduct Special took horse racing fans to the track

1967, The Aqueduct Special took horse racing fans to the track

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1970, After the price of a token rose to 30 cents, a 10-cent increase, a young woman ducked under a turnstile as a police officer tried to maintain order at the 71st Avenue station in Forest Hills, Queens.

1970, After the price of a token rose to 30 cents, a 10-cent increase, a young woman ducked under a turnstile as a police officer tried to maintain order at the 71st Avenue station in Forest Hills, Queens.

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1970, Officer Michael Esposito comforted a lost child in the Times Square station.

1970, Officer Michael Esposito comforted a lost child in the Times Square station.

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1978, Electricians on a break at the Sheridan Square station.

1978, Electricians on a break at the Sheridan Square station.

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1975, Taking the A train, and ignoring the graffiti.

1975, Taking the A train, and ignoring the graffiti.

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1976, An undercover Transit Police officer stood over a man who was captured after he tried to rob another officer serving as a decoy in the Borough Hall station in Brooklyn. The decoy came to the aid of a woman knocked down during the chase.

1976, An undercover Transit Police officer stood over a man who was captured after he tried to rob another officer serving as a decoy in the Borough Hall station in Brooklyn. The decoy came to the aid of a woman knocked down during the chase.

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1970, Would-be riders making a dash for the Times Square shuttle

1970, Would-be riders making a dash for the Times Square shuttle

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1979, At times, graffiti threatened to overwhelm the subway.

1979, At times, graffiti threatened to overwhelm the subway.

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1980, A nun was among the subway riders faced with a flooded path as she made her way from the Times Square shuttle to the Lexington Avenue line after severe weather struck.

1980, A nun was among the subway riders faced with a flooded path as she made her way from the Times Square shuttle to the Lexington Avenue line after severe weather struck.

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1981, A subway car full of passengers inside, and graffiti outside.

1981, A subway car full of passengers inside, and graffiti outside.

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1983, Shannon O’Leary fought the heat and humidity on a No. 6 train headed downtown

1983, Shannon O’Leary fought the heat and humidity on a No. 6 train headed downtown

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1985, A subway exit at 116th Street.

1985, A subway exit at 116th Street.