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PHOTOS: A look back at NYC Guardian Angels in NYC from the 1980s

The Guardian Angels are making their way back to New York City.

After a recent rash of New York City subway slashings, the well-known citizen patrol organization Guardian Angels aremaking their way back to New York City subway platformsto add an extra level of presence and safety to the subway system.

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The Guardian Angels first began patroling the subways during the late 1970s and early 1980s as a way to keep the city safe during a time when crime in the city was extremely high.

The organization was founded by Curtis Sliwa back in 1979, and the group was active through the 1980s.

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Here, Metro looks back at early photos of the New York City chapter of the Guardian Angels patrolling the city.

 
 
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