Awhile ago, photographer and illustrator Mitch O'Connell posted to his blog a plethora of photos he took of 42nd Street in the 1980s. He writes, "Wish I had taken 1000 photos (and gone back at night), but at least I got a handful of snapshots of the long gone cool decaying seediness of that bustling stretch of real estate!"
Thanks to Jim Linderman at Vintage Sleaze and to Mick Dementiuk for sending in the links to this amazing work.
You can see all of Mitch's 42nd Street photos by clicking: here and here and here and here and here and here.
Wait a minute, is that Jon-Erik Hexum in that fake ID photo? No, it's that other guy. What's his name?