Graffiti Subway 1978 NYC Subway MTA B Train on The El 50th - 55th St Brooklyn

Subway Graffiti inside a West End line train in 1978. So prolific was graffiti in the 70s, it was actually considered an act of insanity to even speak of attempting to remove any of it.

The best Graffiti I ever saw was written across 4 train cars reading:

"CHICO'S BAD CHICO'S TOPS - CHICO AIN'T AFRAID OF THE TA COPS."

I have a pic of one of the cars somewhere but I would have needed a motordrive to get all of the cars in. You used to be able to walk from train to train. The doors were unlocked most of the time. Unbelievable today! [ Lesser know fact today" The TA Transit Authority Police were a separate enforcement agency from the "regular" NYC police force. I think the were absorbed into the larger force in the early 80s ]

ADDENDUM: I had no idea I had captured a part of the graffiti history of NYC before the comments on this posting! See my main photo sets B4 you leave. TNX:

www.flickr.com/photos/badwsky/sets/

 

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Uploaded on December 27, 2007