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New York: Then (1976) and Now

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

View scenes from Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" paired with the same locations in present-day New York.
Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) walks down Eighth Avenue, just south of 47th Street.
Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) walks down Eighth Avenue, just south of 47th Street.
There's a Duane Reade on the corner, and the porn theater is now a Gray Line bus company ticket center.
There's a Duane Reade on the corner, and the porn theater is now a Gray Line bus company ticket center.
The Charles Palantine campaign headquarters at the corner of 63rd Street and Broadway, where Travis meets love interest Betsy (Cybill Shepherd).
The Charles Palantine campaign headquarters at the corner of 63rd Street and Broadway, where Travis meets love interest Betsy (Cybill Shepherd).
The building is completely gone, replaced by a high-rise apartment building and a bank.
The building is completely gone, replaced by a high-rise apartment building and a bank.
The view from Travis's cab to the west side of Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
The view from Travis's cab to the west side of Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
Things have changed a bit. Now there's even a car-free lane.
Things have changed a bit. Now there's even a car-free lane.
A news ticker on 1 Times Square announces Palantine’s arrival in New York. Notice the ad on the bus.
A news ticker on 1 Times Square announces Palantine’s arrival in New York. Notice the ad on the bus.
Well, the news ticker is still there, anyway.
Well, the news ticker is still there, anyway.
The Terminal Bar, at 41st Street and Eighth Avenue.
The Terminal Bar, at 41st Street and Eighth Avenue.
The New York Times building, and Schnipper's Restaurant, have taken over the spot.
The New York Times building, and Schnipper's Restaurant, have taken over the spot.
The Variety Theater, on Third Avenue near 13th Street. This is where Travis Bickle meets young Iris (Jodie Foster).
The Variety Theater, on Third Avenue near 13th Street. This is where Travis Bickle meets young Iris (Jodie Foster).
The site is now a nondescript high-rise and a yogurt shop.
The site is now a nondescript high-rise and a yogurt shop.

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