"Times Square was a giant poisoned candy store ripe with whatever contaminant you wanted to pollute yourself with: sex, drugs, or the insane. I remember scoring Placydils – a barbiturate with a 20-minute high – for $1.50 a pop. I was a teenager, it was the mid-'70s, the neon, the marquees, the pimps, and the working girls and boys – it was heaven. Made me feel both really clean in comparison and filthy by proximity."
– Punk legend Lydia Lunch on the OLD Times Square. (via Page Six)