The New York Times has a photo essay from photographer John Conn who spent the late 70's and early 80's photographing the subway system. For Halloween, the piece is titled When The City Was A House of Horrors.
This was a great time for music in the city. I was going to college in the Bronx and riding the D Train at least once a week. I remember taking those graffiti laden trains at all hours of the night coming back from shows downtown. It would be myself and a few girlfriends. I look back now and say "What were we thinking?" When you're in college and there is a band you want to see, you are fearless.
These photos brought me back to that time when it cost 50/60 cents to ride a filthy train downtown to see and hear great music.
This photo to the right titled Trick or Treat, as well as others of Conn's can be purchased on his website.