Hilton Ariel Ruiz

The Forty-Deuce: The Times Square Photographs of Bill Butterworth, 1983-1984

The Forty-Deuce is a series of photographs capturing a gritty, glamorous, and authentic old-school New York, well before Mickey Mouse took over Times Square and scrubbed it clean. A playground for the perverse, as well as a destination for thrill-seekers and partiers from every borough of New York City and beyond, Times Square was the electric heart of the city that refused to sleep.