Video: Wild Style Director Filmed Times Square From His Window In The 1980s


This is an excellent short documentary showing good old Time Square before it was cleaned up. The video was created by Charlie Ahearn, shot from his 43rd Street apartment window from 1981 to 1983. This video may be best known for the scene starting around 9:45; a guy gets punched “right on the button!” and knocked out cold then has his wallet stolen. That’s just one of a few fights in this video. It also has some footage of Mr. Ahearn’s family. I’m surprised this hasn’t been been upped here before (or maybe it was but then removed?) Anyway, enjoy!


You can buy this on DVD here. [via Big Appled] and

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