My Photo

For Those About to Blog,...We Salute You!

April 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

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

Big Laughs

Blog powered by Typepad

« Holiday Rush | Main | Back from the Dead? »

December 21, 2008

Comments

ken mac

Soho, Greenwich Village, East Village, it's dead and getting deader all the time!

paulhw

I enjoy your blog, Alex, but (on this topic) you and the Vanishing NY dude are the only ones that still see gentrification where everyone else sees pretty meaningful signs of change - from widespread store closings in the financial district to crime stats everywhere. Admitting that Soho will *be* facile storefronts for a while is one thing. Using Soho's storefront's to judge what is (for most people I know) a stunning reversal in this city's fortunes is odd. Soho / much of lower Manhattan, as a tourist bubble, will be touched later than other places.

But it's kind of odd to lament the passing of punk while not noticing that lower rents (in the boroughs) are *already* drawing people back (from Philly. Jersey etc), and that the noise / hardcore / electronic scene is utterly resurgent?

Alex in NYC

Who's talking about Punk here? This post wasn't about music. This is about an gallery in a neighborhood that was thriving with creativity that is now simply a gigantic high-end mall choked to the gills with insipid shitheads.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.