New York in the early 1990's was a far cry from the clean, relatively crime-free, stroller filled, latte fueled town we now know. Graffiti covered fifty percent or more of all surfaces: violent crime was an astounding seven-hundred percent hire than it is now. Racial unrest, class warfare, homelessness--it was all one big post-Ed Koch Dinkins-era party, one that now provokes odd spasms of nostalgia in New Yorkers of a certain age (the kind who deplore the "Disneyfication" of Times Square, mourning the lost neighborhood of hookers, pimps and pushers). "Rob The Mob" is set squarely in that time. Here's a trip down memory lane.
And the immortal:
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