Written by George Pelecanos & David Simon
Directed by Michelle MacLaren
Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino ? one a double-shifting bartender with two kids and a wayward wife in Brooklyn, the second an insouciant gambler with piling mob debts ? navigate their way through the rough-and-tumble world of 1971 Times Square. While Vincent plots ways to improve his situation and pay off his brother's debt, he crosses paths with other midtown denizens ? including veteran hookers Candy and Ashley, young streetwalkers Darlene and Lori, and smooth-talking pimps C.C., Larry, and Rodney ? as they ply their trades under the not-so-watchful eye of the NYPD.
Meanwhile, when NYU student Abby is enlisted by friends to buy amphetamines on the street, she ends up in the Times Square precinct, an unlikely starting point for making a bold change to her privileged life.