Initially arising as a cultural center of theaters, music halls, and boutique hotels, Times Square fell into disrepair during the Great Depression. Adult theaters and sex shops then took over while the neighborhood became an open market for prostitution and drugs. By , Times Square was one of the most dangerous areas of the city, with over 2, crimes committed every year in a one-block radius. We look at this Times Square of yesteryear, where chaos and seediness reigned supreme:. For more of Times Square, watch this gripping minute video, "Doin' Time In Times Square," dubbed "the home video from hell," shot by director and artist Charlie Ahearn from his Times Square apartment in the s:.
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Bad burlesque is a lot like bad Chinese food, in that it can leave you feeling sick and potentially turn you off the experience forever. Fortunately, a really great burlesque show has the exact opposite effect, and since knowing where to find the best ones in New York City is like being in on an incredibly dirty little secret, we've decided to share 10 of them with you. Some are regular revues, while others are companies with multiple shows under their belts garters? It's wall-to-wall sexy-meets-strange at this very affordable Brooklyn performance space , where burlesque dance shows regularly take center stage in the main room yes, you can drink there , complete with jazz, aerialists, and more props than a Hollywood set.
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