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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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December 09, 2008



You know, they could have kept the bar at the bottom with apartments above.

The Cedar Tavern was not a rowdy place in the small hours, it was more of an after work/ dinner type bar. And its rents would have more than made up from the loss of rent on the residential properties due to being above a bar.

EV Grieve

I'll bring a sledgehammer.


Tear the sucker down. I agree. Enough.

chris flash

More of the ongoing cultural genocide and homogenization destroying irreplaceable venues and architectural treasures in favor of cheaply-made bland monstrosities with no character designed to squeeze more profit (blood) out of the space they occupy in order to cater to a gentried class that feeds off the character of the neighborhoods that their very presence destroys.

While it's great that a nice economic nose dive cuts off the funds needed to complete their projects as well as money for their customers to purchase or rent those yuppie ghetto units, the problem is that the damage has already been done: more of our neighborhoods are gone forever.

These parasites need to be stopped -- entire blocks need to be landmarked. If developers can't make any money by buying on a landmarked block, then they won't buy. Prices will stay lower and rents more reasonable. Owners of landmarked buildings will respect what is there and will be required to leave things as they are!!


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