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  • 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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February 20, 2013


Yet another addendum...

The Orpheum (where Stomp is now) is actually at 126 2nd Ave. while the Anderson/CBGB was at 66 2nd Ave. The Anderson was torn down and replaced by apartments in the 1990s.

Cinema Treasures has a great photo of the front:

Patti Sirens

i remember going to the CBGB Second Ave theater, I think it was Patti Smith on New Years eve, or a few nights before new years. We waited outside in line in the freezing cold for over an hour-it was so freakin cold, my girlfriend and I got soup from an Indian Restaurant on 6th st to keep warm--then when we got inside it was just as cold! there was no heat. Ah, those were the days!


Thanks Alex. I've found a little more info too. Seems CB's 2nd Ave Theatre was a quixotic venture if ever there was one - I found a quote from Hilly saying he lost something like $160,000 on it. Crazy.


Bit late coming back to this but I also had a look around to try and find an image of the frontage of 116 East 14th but had no luck. Confusingly, some places list the 3rd City Theater (apparently demolished in the 50s) as 116, and that looks to be right next door to Luchows. This video from 1973 only shows a low building in that space though (there's a still of the image toward the bottom of the page):

So I think you're right that it must have been the next building along.

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