NYC in 1983: Eyewitness News' Milton Lewis takes hilarious tour of Manhattan's streets

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's 1983: Ed Koch is mayor, everybody's favorite movie is "Return of the Jedi," and New York City's going through a street sign crisis.

Think it's hard to get around the city now? In the 1980s, street signs were an absolute mess. Missing signs, wrong signs, paper signs, blacked-out signs -- you name it. Some even blamed cops for defacing signs!

Take a hilarious street-sign tour of Manhattan on September 5, 1983, with Eyewitness News legend Milton Lewis:

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