1. Pimps, Prostitutes & Stories From 1970s
    Times Square (VIDEO).

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    Animator and filmmaker Stefan Nadelman did several great interstitial segments for our Race-O-Rama mini-series for VH1 some years back. We were introduced to his work via Terminal Bar - the Sundance Jury Prize-awarded 2002 documentary short he made about his father Sheldon Nadelman , the bartender from '72 - '82 at a notoriously rough watering hole located across the street from Port Authority. Terminal Bar was frequented by a variety of street characters, whom Sheldon had the wherewithal to photograph regularly - thus preserving the history of a community from the days of seedy Times Square that's long slipped through the cracks. Recently, we learned that Stefan has begun producing short vignettes further exploring Sheldon's subjects. Here, Sheldon discusses the pimps and prostitutes he encountered on a daily basis, accompanied by the striking imagery captured by his camera.



    CLICK THE THUMBNAIL ABOVE TO WATCH STEFAN NADELMAN'S ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY FILM, TERMINAL BAR , IN FULL.


    [h/t Jeremiah's Vanishing New York ; via The Atlantic ]

    Terminal Bar Full Film in HD (2002).

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    • Brian Borough

      Slime Square....I'd like to see the actual archive of photos this guy has.

    • Brian Borough

      That area over there, 8th Ave between 34th and 44th streets, today may be one of the last real spots that harbor any remnants of Manhattan's sleazy past.