Video Shows Life Inside A New York Ghetto, 1971

Christ, it looks rough...
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Christ, it looks rough...

It may have given birth to some of the greatest music of the modern age, but New York in the 70s was rough. Rougher than anywhere Brits living in the 21st century could imagine on these shores.

This clip from a news report in 1971 shows the state of life in Brownsville, the place Mike Tyson called home from the age of 10. It's got to be said, they might have been on their arse, but there are some sharp cats walking round town.