Remember 1977? We do

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It’s been a long, long time since 1977, but apparently not long enough for the city, which still has a restriction on four Midwood parking spaces that dates to a more than three-decades old sewage project. Which begs the question: are the Bee Gees still blaring in the offices of the Department of Transportation? Here’s a comparison of then and now:

Price of gas (per gallon):

1977: 67-cents

2012 $3.65

Subway fare:

1977: 50-cents

2012: $2.25

Parking ticket:

1977: $15–$25

2012: $36–$180

Top of the music charts:

1977: Rod Stewart

2012: Carly Rae Jepsen

Brooklyn summer drama:

1977: 25 hours of blackout-induced looting

2012: Fights at a Williamsburg pool

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow him at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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