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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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February 10, 2017


David George

I'm also thinking the Spring Street area; the 3rd shot (with the loading dock) seems like it could be Mercer or Greene. And in the shot where the girl is walking away I have a feeling she's walking east: Maybe Spring or Broome? It doesn't strike me as the Meatpacking area.

Brings tears to my eyes: Those glorious days without a fucking TD Bank in sight, before the grit was sandblasted away and replaced with the current antiseptic environment.


Those double doors with the large archway in the last shot look a lot like those on the old firehouse on Spring Street, now the NYC Fire Museum (which is all cleaned up: I didn't recognize it the first time I walked by it in 2009). Most of that part of Spring Street has been razed to make way for new development, which would include Trump Soho, two words like "President" and "Trump" which shouldn't even be uttered together save for an utter fuckup of events. I'm guessing few of the buildings featured in the video are standing now, or like the firehouse have been gutted and remodeled to the point where they're just shells of their former selves.


Pretty sure that first shot is Spring and Hudson. Don't even recognize most of that area these days. I left in 1989, came back in 2000 and was like... WTF?


That first photo is definitely the corner of Spring and Hudson (304 Hudson featured prominently).


Midnight Records was great. They had great distribution, particularly from the UK. I found a lot of non garagey stuff there. Miss that place.

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