"Fascination" Times Square District, NYC, NY
Part of my series: "My Manhattan in the Eighties"
Another iconic '80s arcade located on 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, next door to the New Amsterdam Theater. A favorite for pimps, dealers, and grifters.
One of my favorite things about the Fascination (as you can see in two of the signs in the window) is that you could "Win" cigarettes and food coupons.
The Deuce was both dangerous and exhilarating! It was full of foul smells, loud noises, cold stares, and empty faces. But it was also "alive" - there was an energy there that was unlike any in Manhattan (and that's saying a lot). Today its a huge open air mall full of tourist and overpriced cheap shit.
"Fascination" - 1987 - Eighth Avenue, NYC, NY
Photo comes signed and sequentially numbered from a limited edition run of 50 prints. This is the inaugural run.
Each print comes matted in a high quality11x17" black mat with the photo centered in a 7.5"x 9.5" opening. Mat is beveled cut with white core and 4-ply thick (about 1.4 mm or 1/16 inch). Also included is an 11x17" backing board. Both are enclosed in a plastic sleeve.
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