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Welcome To Fear City

Welcome To Fear City Cause Button Museum
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WELCOME TO FEAR CITY
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White text with a white border on a green background.   Similar to a road sign.

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"Welcome To Fear City" most likely refers to a pamphlet created by the New York Council for Public Safety in 1975. At the time, New York City was in a financial crisis and the mayor had proposed cuts to municipal services that would include layoffs. This upset the police, firefighters and other labor unions which responded by creating a campaign to warn tourists of how unsafe the city would be because of these cuts. The city ended up taking them to court to try to stop the pamphlet but the unions won and were allowed to distribute it.

Source: Popik, Barry.  (2011, Jan 22).  Entry from January 22, 2011 Fear City.  Retrieved from http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/fear_city/

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