Over the spring and summer, if you walked up Amsterdam Avenue near 160th street in Manhattan, you may have noted a change. Some seven miles north of Times Square, the neighborhood—which normally consists of modest bodegas, fried chicken joints, and the odd latino community center—had been dressed up in a late-1970s-vintage shade of Times Square sleeze for the second season of the HBO drugs-and-porn drama, The Deuce. The street was lined with XXX theater and peep show facades, Kodak-branded camera shops, and newsstands that looked as if they could have been lifted from the set of Serpico. Vintage newspapers and trash littered the ground, taking the place of the bits of crumpled-up plastic endemic to modern-day New York.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/09/10/the-man-behind-the-vintage-cars-of-hbos-the-deuce