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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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January 18, 2013


Ian W. Hill

I'm having a hard time telling with the Ramones video above, and the Blondie cover looks too far northwest and close to Union Square to be the Clocktower (again, license may have been taken with the painting) -- however, THIS Ramones video, for "Spider-Man," DEFINITELY has them on top of the Clocktower building:

I once worked on a theatre piece in the tower, and had keys to the tower and the roof -- still have them, doubt that they still work, but sometimes I wonder...

Steve Wagner

I've always loved this album cover. Wikipedia states that the group photo was taken on a roof at Broadway and 8th. The image was taken from a commissioned painting by artist Martin Hoffman. Hope this helps!


Yep, Broadway and 8th... South-West Bldg.

Sophia O.

Hi! I'm Sophia. Its a coincidence that I came across this post but maybe a little late. My grandfather, Martin Hoffman, actually painted the cover art! He passed abruptly four years ago but I believe he had always said that he took it from the rooftop of his apartment. And he lived at 300 mercer! Hope this helps:).

Steve was done at 300 Mercer. Album was recorded in Cali, but the band insisted cover art was done in NYC.

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