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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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September 26, 2016


David George

Thanks for posting this. Have always been a big fan of the ska bands that emerged in the late 70s and still count myself as a follower today. They opened a lot of windows into their predecessors--have discovered a lot of great music due to Madness and The Specials.

I'd have to walk around Rock Center to try and figure out the spot, but I think you're on the right track. What strikes me is that the buildings in the foreground have that classic look about them, while the tower in the back seems to be a precursor to what we are seeing today: faceless looming towers.

Robert Egan

They are on the same sewer cap that this woman is standing on in front of 555 MaAdison Avenue. It's here:

Although the big building in back looks like the side ofRock Center, the clue was that it didn't have didn't have the "ledges'" going up the side.

The old GM building at 59th and 5th, that has the Apple store is the place in back.

The New construction behind the band is now the 3 sided Sided IBM building at 56th and Madison. That's why it didn't look like a square building.

The search was shear Madness! Kidding.

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