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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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March 19, 2013



I don't think so, if you are talking about the triangle of land opposite the former hospital. Loew's Sheridan ( where I saw my first movie[sob]) occupied that spot until 1970. Wasn't this photo taken earlier?


Ok, so I don't think this is right: it's all based on memory and Google maps. Could the VU possibly be in the little triangular park at the intersection of East Broadway, Essex and Canal? It's close to Ludlow St. 165 East Broadway could possibly be the curved cornice on the left and St Teresa's could be the church in right background.
On another note: is there a name for people like me trying to research these photos? I find your queries almost irresistible: combining my desire to find the locations with my memories of the city and my interest of the prior history of the city and also curiosity if anyone else remembers it, so lovely, as I do.

Alex in NYC

You could be entirely correct, the other Greenhaus pics were all taken on the East side. Might go try and track this down and try to verify it.

Yeah, I'm the same way. I can't get enough of this stuff.I trust you've checked out Bob Egan's site (which is waaaaaay more detailed about these searches than mine).

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