In 1975, the city of New York had roughly 85,000 robberies. "Welcome to Fear City: A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York (1975)" was published by the Council for Public Safety—police, firefighters and other unions. New York City was in dire financial straits and Mayor Abraham Beame had proposed heavy cuts in municipal services. The pamphlet—with a skull on the cover—was aimed to discourage tourists from visiting New York City. The pamphlet had received such negative publicity that it was not distributed, although the unions distributed other pamphlets to get their message out. Negative nicknames for New York City during this economic crisis period included “Default City,” “Fear City” (by the police and fire unions), “Stink City” (sanitation unions), and “Stupid City” (teachers unions). This was the Rotten Apple back in the day, folks, and you either hated it, or absolutely loved it. We memorialize this once scaremongering pamphlet with our exclusive, Fear City t-shirt set. Utilizing artwork and text from the original pamphlet, this premium, throwback tee features front and back graphics in a distressed aesthetic for a truly vintage look and feel and comes complete with a collectible 4" x 6" Fear City postcard and 4" die cut sticker.