UK photographer Paul Wright posted a fascinating set of photos that he shot during a trip to New York City in 1982/1983. There are some familiar sites in the faded photos, but on a whole, the pictures showcase a metropolis utterly transformed over the past 30-plus years.
I first visited Manhattan in 1982 when parts of the city looked semi-derelict. It was edgy and sometimes dangerous, but the city also had a character that has been buried by property developers and chain stores.
photos by Paul Wright